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Getting around

The city is too spread out to investigate on foot. A three-hour taxi trip costs about Rs 900 and a three-wheeler about Rs 650, but a bicycle (Rs 150 to Rs 200 a day) is the nicest and most leisurely way to explore the ruins. There’s also a terrific bike track along the bund of Nuwara Wewa. You can hire bicycles at resthouses and several guesthouses.

Numerous buses run between the old and new bus stations, via Main St.