Polonnaruwa is the second most ancient city in Sri Lanka and has been recently declared a UNESCO World Heritage site. Today, this city remains one of the best archaeological relic sites, a great testimony of the discipline and greatness of the kingdom's first ruler.
This ancient city was also chosen as the location for the Duran Duran music video, featured in the film Save a Prayer in 1982. The Toque Macaques is a golden-brown colored monkey which is another highlight of the city They are known as the 'Rilawa' by the locals. They can be easily recognized as they have a toque-shaped swirl of hair on the top of its head.