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This is a old palace of a King of bygone era in ruins.All the structure is gone.Basically only the... read more

Reviewed November 3, 2018
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Its only ruins now

Nothing much to see here, its all ruins. But feels good and takes you to those early ages if you... read more

Reviewed June 9, 2018
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India
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Sangamitta Mawatha | Google map does not show Vijayabau Maligaya. It does show ancient ruins NW of Jethawanaramaya Dagoba, Anuradhapura 50000, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed November 3, 2018 via mobile

This is a old palace of a King of bygone era in ruins.All the structure is gone.Basically only the floor is remaining.

Thank 3SEse7
Reviewed September 29, 2018 via mobile

If it's the first time you see a complex of ancient temples and palaces in Asia, you may like it. But if you've been to Pagan/Angkor/Bubaneswar/Kajuraho/... you'll be mostly unimpressed. Most ruins are in a bad shape, with a couple of exceptions - a couple...More

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Reviewed June 9, 2018

Nothing much to see here, its all ruins. But feels good and takes you to those early ages if you like history and culture.

Thank arinds
Reviewed February 20, 2018

This is well worth the walk. There are very interesting ruins - some not in that bad a state. You will need a guide to explain what the various buildings were in the past - notably the king's pool and the queen's pool. Both were...More

Thank AKW5457
Reviewed September 5, 2017

Its a beautiful place to visit. There is no signboard explaining the ruins but I could appreciate the beauty of this place

Thank Yogita78
Reviewed August 8, 2017

The Palace complex is in ruins, so one has to imagine what it looked like in its hey day. A local guide will provide some hoistorical facts, and there is a lot to study and admire in the ancient building.

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Reviewed July 2, 2017

This is near the Tuparam stupa and little away and completely in ruins and not really much to see ecept maybe for the fact that among all the stupas you have the ruins of a palace to visit

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Reviewed June 10, 2017 via mobile

Believed to be the palace of King Vijayabahu I who also started the Polonnaruwa kingdom ( Pulathisipura)... according to the archeological department of Sri Lanka this place was built only to accommodate the king until the conclusion of victory ceremony celebrating the defeat of Solli...More

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Reviewed March 24, 2017 via mobile

It is situated in the cultural triangle and a part of a must see for the culture vultures!! Dress appropriately please !!

Thank Suvieve
Reviewed February 5, 2017

Difficult to imagine what it must have been like centuries earlier. The ruins are hidden away and one needs transport to reach it. Not spectacular but enough for the historians to visit the site of the Royal Palace.

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