Hire a bike and start your journey into a kingdom of yore. Seek ruins of moss-covered palace buildings, majestic, time-worn stupas and hidden monasteries all located within a forested park. Witness ancient puja done in worship of old gods and avoid the piercing, mischievous gaze of toque macaques, who have taken over the occupation of the Polonnaruwa ruins in Sri Lanka. Learn of the beloved king Parakramabahu I, the ‘Hero of Polonnaruwa’ under whose passionate reign this kingdom thrived.