The busy breakfast table the next morning. There was an interesting-looking bodyguard outside our hotel.
After breakfast, we proceeded to the ancient city of Polonnaruwa, another UNESCO World Heritage Site. There was an experienced guide attached to us for the site tour.
Polonnaruwa is the second most ancient of Sri Lanka’s kingdoms.
One of the four doorways leading to the Vatadage. Below the stairs is the Sandakada Pahana, or the Moonstone.
There are a lot of monkey visitors too.
Rankoth Vehera, or the Golden-Pinnacle Stupa, remains the largest stupa in the ancient city of Polonnaruwa.
I wonder why the pond is so beautifully green 🙂
Visiting the Gal Vihara, a rock temple of the Buddha. The best view of the standing and reclining image of the Buddha is from the rock in front.
Passing by the Dambulla Golden Temple to the Dambulla Cave temple.
There are a total of 5 caves in the Dambulla Cave temple. It is the largest and best-preserved cave temple complex in Sri Lanka.
Then, we proceeded to Kandy to watch the Kandyan dance performance. The sky was completely dark by 6pm.
We walked over to the Sri Dalada Maligawa, or the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic. This was the 5th UNESCO World Heritage Site we went to in this trip, and the most crowded of all, with lots of locals and tourists.
Then, our local tour agent, Philipp, invited us to his house for a cooking demo by his mum, and now we know how to cook the delicious coconut pancakes!
And our dinner is none other than the coconut pancakes, which go well with the chicken curry.
Our accommodation for the night is The Peak Residence… somehow we got the best room lol 🙂