It is the second ancient capital of Sri Lanka and it is very similar to Anuradhapura Era. The founder of Polonnaruwa is King Wijayaba who ruled Ceylon. During his lifetime had to face invasion to Anuradhapura. He able to centralize everything in Polonnaruwa. After that Anuradhapura abandoned. He established this town over 1500 years ago. Also, Polonnaruwa is one of sacred city in Sri Lanka. King Wijayaba able to resorted everything in Sri Lanka and developed the well-planned city in Polonnaruwa. There are giant stone pillars able to see even today also it based for many great structures in ancient time which made of wooden. Not even that Polonnaruwa became a major place of Buddhism and number of Buddhist Monasteries were constructed in Polonnaruwa. Thiwanka image house is an unbelievable monument of this great civilization. Still found paintings and that is remarkable but no evidence of the painter.
Polonnaruwa based for many unbelievable irrigation schemes in Sri Lanka. Not even Watadageya is another creation that made of stone by establishing four Lord Buddha Statues in four sides. Also, Polonnaruwa is the best place to observe the second historical era of Sri Lanka.