I’m on a roll here as I’ve been sticking to my schedule of putting out a video every two weeks. How long will this last? Hmm, we shall see! This week’s episode takes us to Polonnaruwa, the medieval capital city of Sri Lanka. Check out the episode below and read on to learn more about Polonnaruwa and the making of this video.
Are you tired of me always narrating the videos? Fear not! I am joined by my wife Ashley and we’re quite the team. She’s far more charming and likeable than me, so I think you’ll enjoy it. I’m trying to convince her to join me for the next episode in which we go on safari, so fingers crossed.
You’ll notice those two monkeys behind her and Polonnaruwa is filled with them. You’ll have plenty of opportunities to get up close and personal. There are multiple varieties and they run wild all over the site. Bring your camera and you are guaranteed an infinite supply of adorable monkey photos. Pictured below is a young monkey eating, what I believe to be, a coconut.
There’s more to this ancient city than its most populous resident. You’ll see beautiful stupas and old temples. I would say Polonnaruwa is most similar to Cambodia’s Angkor Wat or Indonesia’s Borobudur in terms of cultural and historical significance, although it may not be quite as impressive as those two.
One of the funnest parts of visiting Polonnaruwa is getting around. It has very limited car access with no motorized vehicles allowed near the attractions themselves. How do you get from point A to B? Bikes! You can rent them for a very reasonable fee outside the main entrance and keep them for the entire day. Not a bike person? Well, there’s always a good time to learn as it’s far better than walking.
Have a question about Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka in general, or how I made my videos or photos? Leave a comment below and I’ll be happy to help.
Until next time, life is best lived Outside the Cube.