Polonnaruwa

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10 Things to do in Polonnaruwa, former capital of Ancient Sri Lanka

Polonnaruwa has many names. It was one of the capitals of ancient Sri Lanka. It was known by the names Jananathamangalam and Thambapanni. Currently the city is hanging on to Polonnaruwa, which is easier to pronounce than Jananathamangalam. The Tamils from South India called it Polannaruvai and other different names. Getting to Polonnaruwa’s ancient city …

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Staying Among Monkeys – This Research Station Researches Monkeys and Hosts Wildlife Lovers

Monkey Camp, as it is casually called by locals and guests, this place is a monkey research station at Polonnaruwa, once the capital of the Sri Lankan royals. The formal name of this facility is the Smithsonian Primate Research Station. The facility mainly functions as a headquarters for monkey research in Sri Lanka. They are …

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