Leaving the Mudhouse, we head towards the ancient capital of Polonnaruwa. Lydia felt much better, but wasn’t a 100% yet – she needed to catch up on sleep.
On the road away from the Mudhouse, our guide spotted a “Starred Tortoise” crossing the road, he wanted to pull over to give us a closer look.
We arrived at Polonnaruwa, welcomed with a great reservoir – the largest lake in Sri Lanka, (so we were told several times) – and a UNESCO World Heritage site too!
We saw lots more ruins – all very impressive, but the funny thing about tours like ours, is when you’ve visited other ruin sites, and you’ve got hot & tired children, and it’s packed with souvenir touts and other tourist groups… you lose a bit of the cultural impact. Walk to ruin, told story, take photo, move onto the next, repeat. Cultural fatigue – I should feel bad for saying that, but here are some lovely photos.
Departing Polonnaruwa, we head towards our next destination – “our holiday within our holiday” – Pasikudah beach resort. It was a 4-hour drive over to the east coast, plenty of time for the kids to catch on some sleep!