Since 1982, the archaeological park of Polonnaruwa has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The remains of temples and Buddhas, as well as the gardens, parks and palace complexes are impressive. In addition to the tourists, many locals also go to this place. In the 12th century there was also the relic of Buddha, which is now preserved in Kandy.
Since the park is very extensive it is recommended to rent a bicycle at the entrance. Then you can visit the different stations of the park without any time pressure. Of course, you can also book a guide that explains everything. But on your own you can also explore the park very well. At the entrance is a map of the park, which can be photographed briefly with the smartphone. So you have a plan with which you can get along well.