Parakrama Samudraya

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Parakrama Samudraya can be translated to mean The Sea of Parakrama. Parakrama, the namesake of the lake, was a sage king who was responsible for building this amazing lake, who reigned during the Polonnaruwa era. Built by interconnecting a few of the smaller lakes, Parakrama Samudraya still functions perfectly, and the clear lake is the source of water for many people who live in the area even today. There are many hotels and villas built around the lake, and by staying at places like this, travelers will be able to see the many animals which have made the lake its home, as well as locals fishing in the big lake on their boats.


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