Statue of Parakramabahu I

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Kai Wah
Malaysia2,777 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
Although there is no definitive findings about the person of this stature, it is believed to be the statue of the famous King Parakramabahu I who instructed to construct this statue since 12th century. King Parakramabahu I made many contributions during the Polonnaruwa Kingdom with extensive construction of irrigation system that flourished the agricultural activities at that time. His popular sayings was - “No rain water should flow into the sea without being useful to man”. Worth to check this out for quick visit for 5-10 mins especially after the learning about the history of this King.
Written March 12, 2020
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DipuKV
Pune, India1,024 contributions
Dec 2019
One of the first sights on our tour of Polonnaruwa, the staute of Parakramabahu I is quite intriguing...as you read the debrief, clarity hits you!
Written January 13, 2020
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startravel01
Sydney, Australia204 contributions
Nov 2019 • Family
This statue is located near the ruins of polonnaruwa but there is uncertainty as to the identity of this statue. Some locals say this is the statue of a saint. The interesting thing is that the colour of the stone of this statue is lighter and not the same colour as the other ruins. This seem to indicate that this statue is newer but this is just my theory.
Written December 27, 2019
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Tom S
Canterbury, UK348 contributions
Nov 2019 • Solo
The detail here is good still considering its age.

You can make our the book it is holding as well as other small details.

We started our tour here, and I would suggest it would be an equally good starting place.

Definitely have a look while at the archeological site
Written November 24, 2019
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HGC_13
Gold Coast, Australia213 contributions
Sep 2019
This is a stone sculpture dating back to the Polonnaruwa period of ancient Sri Lanka
This is a world heritage site and a must visit in Polonnaruwa. This is a well preserved site, carved on a large boulder, the statue depicts a majestic figure with a grave expression, holding a book or yoke in his hands.
Written October 9, 2019
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Shashikala S
5 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
This is know as potgul vihara statue and it has not recognized it 100% , but traditionally and lot of people believe it is belongs to the great king Parakramabahu (1153 -1186 AD) who made the great lake parakrama samudraya.but these is another view and it is called it is belongs to a sage.actually this is the symbol of polonnaruwa and it is known as a a great exsample of Asian arts.
Written May 16, 2019
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Thikeena
Colombo, Sri Lanka52 contributions
Apr 2019 • Family
statue with historical value infront of the parakrama samudraya,it's a giant lake,must visit place in polonnaruwa,there was a site guide and explain us the statue was king,some people believe this is " isiwara"
Written April 27, 2019
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Umesha
Colombo, Sri Lanka328 contributions
Aug 2018 • Family
me and my family members visited the place last year,we spent 1/2 hrs there,we had a guide,and he explained the history related to the statue,sri lankans believe this statue as King parakramabahu I,who made parakrma samudraya
seems amazing stone creation,
Written April 11, 2019
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nae21
Gold Coast, Australia187 contributions
Mar 2019 • Friends
Another impressive, giant stone statue. One of many I've seen in Sri Lanka. The locals feel great pride with all things Buddha or their ancient history. As with Buddha statues, your back should not be directed towards this statue for photographs.
Written April 10, 2019
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301lisa33
Coventry, UK1,527 contributions
Mar 2019 • Friends
This statue was hewn from a stone block in situ. It is huge and impressive. In recent years it has been protected with a roof but seems to have withstood the weathering of time very well
Written April 8, 2019
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