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Parakrama Samudraya

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This vast water reservoir was built by King Parakramabahu-the Great(1153-1186). What you see today as the Parakrama Samudraya is only a part of his original creation. Parakrama Samudraya originally consisted of five large reservoirs separated by smaller d ...

Pulasthi Statue

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Pulasthi Statue

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In Polonnaruwa to the north of the Pothgul Vehera is a granite boulder, adorned with a large statue. This is one of the finest statues in the Island and of which the height is 11 feet 6 inches. The historians and the archaeologists have not confirmed its ...

Demala Maha Seya

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Demala Maha Seya

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Located on the Polonnaruwa ancient city complex, this gigantic uncompleted Stupa has been built by king Parakramabahu (1153-1186) using the labour of Tamil (Demala) prisoners brought from India when he attacked the Soli Kingdom in South India. For some re ...

Kiri Vehera

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Kiri Vehera

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Next to the Lankatilaka is the Kiri Vihara the best preserved of Polonnaruwa's stupas. Aptly this large Dagoba’s whitewashed plaster has survived seven centuries of abandonment to the jungle between the collapse of the Polonnaruwa kingdom and its rediscov ...

Buddha Seema Pasada

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A conspicuous landmark, this is the tallest of the buildings north of the city walls and was the meeting hall of the Buddhist Bhikkhus (monks) of the monastery complex.

Rankoth Vihara

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Rankoth Vihara

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The largest Dagoba in Polonnaruwa at 55m (180ft) high, this building is the hub of the group of buildings known as the Alahana Pirivena group which formed part of a monastic college during the reign of king Parakramabahu the great. Rankoth Vehera (Sinh ...

Vishnu Devale

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Vishnu Devale

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Is within the perimeter of the city walls, north of the Quadrangle, are three more shrines, including a Siva Devale to the west of the road, and on the opposite side of the road a Vishnu Devale and yet another Siva Devale, a stone temple which is the olde ...

The Quadrangle

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The Quadrangle

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Stands in its own rectangle of walls, protecting the richest collection of ancient buildings in any of Sri Lanka's ruined capitals. In the southeast corner of the Quadrangle stands the Vatadage (reliquary), a circular building some 18m (59ft) in diameter, ...

Gal Vihara

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Gal Vihara

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The Gal Vihara (Sinhala: ගල් විහාරය), also known as Gal Viharaya, is a rock temple of the Buddha situated in the ancient city of Polonnaruwa in north-central Sri Lanka. It was fashioned in the 12th century by Parakramabahu I. The central feature of the te ...

Satmahal Prasada

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Satmahal Prasada

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Is in the northeast corner of the Quadrangle, a six-storey, pagoda-like building which is unlike anything else in Sri Lanka, and has left archaeologists bowled out as to its origin.

Hatadage

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Hatadage

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Is directly north of the Vatadage. The Hatadage, is another Sacred tooth reliquary which was constructed in the rule of King Nissankamalla, and to the east of this stands the Gal Potha, or Stone Book, a 9m (29ft) stone carving of a palm leaf book used to ...

Lata Mandapaya

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Lata Mandapaya

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Is west of the Vatadage, a miniature Dagoba encircled by stone columns topped with carved lotus buds, and surrounded by a carved stone trellis. Beyond this is the Atadage, the ruin of a tooth relic shrine built during the reign of Vijayabahu the 1st. Next ...

Thuparama

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Thuparama

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Clockwise around this building, from the southwest corner of the Quadrangle, is the Thuparama, a fine example of the Gedige style of temple architecture which flourished at Polonnaruwa, and the only one to survive with its roof still in place

Siva Devale

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Siva Devale

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Is immediately to the north of the Royal Palace complex, a 13th-century Hindu shrine dating from the period of raiding south Indian attacks that followed the final decline of Sinhala power in the north of the Island. The technical skills of its builders a ...

Lankatilaka Viharaya

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Varies from the usual Buddhist Architecture. It is one of the most symbolic structures of the ancient kingdom of Polonnaruwa. Two great walls, each with a thickness of 4metre and height of 17 metre form a narrow aisle leading to a very impressive, althoug ...

Nissankamalla Palace

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Nissanka Malla (Sinhala, නිස්සංක මල්ල), also known as Kirti Nissanka and Kalinga Lokesvara was a king of Sri Lanka who ruled the country from 1187 to 1196.[1] He is known for his architectural constructions such as the Nissanka Lata Mandapaya, Hatadage an ...

Audience Hall

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Audience Hall

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Is to the east of the Palace, used by the kings of Polonnaruwa to summon the Nobles and to meet the emissaries from foreign rulers. Delicately sculptured stone lions seated at the top of the steps leading into the hall were symbols of royal power, as were ...

The Royal Palace

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The Royal Palace

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In the centre of the complex are the ruins of the Royal Palace of King Parakramabahu the Great (1164-1196 AD). It had been a massive wood and stone structure seven storeys in height, with a floor plan of 31m by13m (100ft by 43ft).The upper floors were of ...

Vatadage

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Vatadage

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The Polonnaruwa Vatadage (Sinhala: පොළොන්නරුව වටදාගේ) is an ancient structure dating back to the Polonnaruwa period of Sri Lanka. It is believed to have been built during the reign of Parakramabahu I to hold the tooth relic of the Buddha, or during the re ...

Sigiriya

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Sigiriya

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Sigiriya is an ancient palace located in the central Matale District near the town of Dambulla in the Central Province, Sri Lanka. The name refers to a site of historical and archaeological significance that is dominated by a massive column of rock nearl ...

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