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#40 in Polonnaruwa Ancient City = Very good by itself, excellent as part of a day tour

This was one of the very many sites we experienced thanks to our expert guide Palitha. Hatadage is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
DJEargasm
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Western Australia
Ancient relic shrine

Opposite the beautiful watadage in the sacred quadrangle this structure was supposedly two storied... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
traveller_prk
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Bengaluru, India
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Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was one of the very many sites we experienced thanks to our expert guide Palitha. Hatadage is located nearby many other important sites (Sacred Quadrangle / Citadel / Vatadage) and is best seen with a guide (to maximize time and to gain insight into...More

Thank DJEargasm
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Opposite the beautiful watadage in the sacred quadrangle this structure was supposedly two storied with the top portion completely gone. Again believed to have built to house the tooth relic at one point of time. Has three Buddha statues within it.

Thank traveller_prk
Reviewed July 27, 2017 via mobile

This is a really nice building which I enjoyed greatly. I felt that the decision to suspend a large plastic tarpaulin over the images was bizarre, unnecessary and detracted from the feel of the place. You will visit this part of the site for sure...More

Thank JJOH
Reviewed March 19, 2017

Nothing truly spectacular about this one. Kind of gets lost in the maze of ruins. Can give it a pass.

Thank Raintree_Thailand
Reviewed March 28, 2016

As soon as you enter the elevated area of the Dalada Maluwa, the Hatadage is on the right, whereas the Vatadage is on the left. Compared to the other structures within the are, this I would say is only average.

Thank chandknee
Reviewed March 12, 2016 via mobile

This building also once held the Buddha's tooth relic. It pales in comparison to the circular Vatadage across. With no shoes allowed on the religious sites, it can be uncomfortable to walk barefoot on the very hot sand and stones paths. It is best to...More

Thank TorontoMusicman
Reviewed December 16, 2015 via mobile

The Hatadage is located in the crowded Quadrangle area and just wasn't as impressive as the other monuments / relic chambers in the area (such as the Vatadage). We didn't even take a photograph of this one. Our guide book says that the Hatadage may...More

Thank mikeedeedee
Reviewed August 27, 2015

Didn't grab me as much as the nearby Vatadage. There's a saturation point you'll hit on your day long trip through the ancient city, so use your energy sparingly. I spent five minutes here, just glancing around.

Thank Bryan H
Reviewed August 25, 2015

Another of the tooth-relic chambers located at Polonnaruwa. It is rather a plain building, which has lost its upper story. The central statue is aligned with with the entrance to the Vatadage that is located opposite. Take a photo and move on.

Thank CJW913
Reviewed February 5, 2015

There are three Tooth Relic Temples in Polonnaruwa, one built by each of the rulers during their reign. This was built by the last king, who came from India and converted to Buddhism. He is said to have built this structure in 60 days, thus...More

Thank jehenson81
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