- 17km (11mi) SW of Padeniya
- free, donation expected
Lonely Planet review for Panduwasnuwara
The 12th century remains of the temporary capital of Parakramabahu I are nothing on the scale of Anuradhapura or Polonnaruwa, but it's worth stopping in if you're heading past, even though the sprawling site, covering 20ha (50ac) hasn't been fully excavated.
There are many stories about who lived in this palace and why it was built, but however attractive they may be the fact is that no-one really knows why this place was built.