Polonnaruwa was the second capital of Sri Lanka after the destruction of Anuradhapura in 993. It comprises, besides the Brahmanic monuments built by the Cholas, the monumental ruins of the fabulous garden-city created by Parakramabahu I in the 12th century.

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Ancient City of Polonnaruwa

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Region
Asia and the Pacific
Country
Sri Lanka 
Category
Cultural
Name
Ancient City of Polonnaruwa
Selection Criteria (?)
(i)(iii)(vi)
Year of Registered
1982
Keyword
Registered in 1982