Gal Potha, Polonnaruwa

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  • The otherside of the the table or rather stone should we say, as a south Indian we have marvelled the Cholas. But being in Srilanka, one can see the same story from another Perspective - the Srilankan...  more »
  • This was one of the very many sites we experienced all within a close proximity, thanks to our expert guide Palitha. Galpotha (Stone Book) is situated near many other sites (eg. Siva Devale #1, Thupar...  more »
  • Impressive huge piece of rock which is shaped in the form a book and having Pali writings on it. The impression of the book is pretty impressive. Right next to the seven stepped temple structure as yo...  more »
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  • Gal Potha (Stone Book) is one of the famous works of King Nissanka Malla (1187-1196) which describes himself, his rule and the eligibility for being a king of Sri Lanka. This massive slab which is 26’10” feet (8.2 meters) long and 4’7” feet (1.4 meters) in breath has been brought form Mahiyangana area by the worriers of King Nissanka Malla (1187-1196). The text is written in 3 columns and contain over 4300 characters in 72 lines.
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  • It's a huge stone carved with Scriptures located in the old part of the city of Polonnaruwa, on the side of the quadrangle, where various monuments of great importance are concentrated. It is in the area of payment from the city, whose price is $ 25 per person, or 3300 rupees, expensive but worth.
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Famous for its UNESCO-protected and often-visited complex of ruins, Polonnaruwa caters to its visitors with dozens of guesthouses, the majority situated along Batticaloa Road. A number of mid-range and four-star hotels sit on Parakrama Samundra and the shores of Bendiwewa reservoir. Nearby Giritale village, some 7 km (4.3 mi) away, also offers nice alternatives as a rural base. A number of budget-friendly bed & breakfasts can be found near the lake.
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