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This is a world heritage site and a must visit in Polonnaruwa. Well preserved site. Built for the protection of a small stupa, the structure has two stone platforms decorated with elaborate stone carvings. The upper platform, surrounded by a brick wall, contains the stupa....More
Best known for the architecture of the second ancient city of Srilanka a must visit when you travel to the north central province. It is believed to have been built during the reign of Parakramabahu I to hold the Relic of the tooth of the...More
The stone engravings here outline the history in a language still used so the guides can tell you exactly how it was built etc. Only 40% has been excavated so far and it is already huge. The site was preserved by a build up of...More
Several areas and they are in different states of restauration/repair. Start at the North site, where the 4 Buddhas are. Then leisurely stroll back and spend your dayat Polonnaruwa. There are 2 places on the way back to the entrance where you can buy refreshments....More
Polunnaruwa ruins comprise of a number of different areas and the vatadage is one of the must see spots within the wider world heritage site. The vatadage is very well preserved stupa with four statues of buddha. Around the vatadage, in the Dalada Maluva quadrangle,...More
With visitors as it use to house the Buddhas tooth, (which is now in candy), there was a big group of worshippers in attendance during our visit which just added to the atmosphere. it was a nice place just to walk around, no shoes for...More
Another part of the extensive Polonnaruwa archaeological site that was covered over for many centuries before being discovered I'm told in the late 1800s to early 1900s.
The Vatadage is a combo of beautiful decorated carved stonework that has many Buddha statues within. To enter...More