Polonnaruwa, the second most ancient kingdom of the country was first made the political center of the country in the ninth century BC. Today the ancient city of Polonnaruwa remains one of the best planned archaeological relic sites in the country, a testimony to the discipline and greatness of the Kingdom’s first rulers. During the Polonnaruwa visit, you can observe an advanced irrigation system including the largest man-made reservoir “Parakrama Samudraya” which still provides irrigation water to the farmers in and around the area.

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