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Gal Potha, Polonnaruwa

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  • Located within the main polonnaruwa ruins. The longest stone book of Sri Lanka. It would be ideal if you visit this place having the background history knowledge. Evening visit more convenient because...  more »
  • Tucked within the huge complex of ruins at Polonnaruwa is this massive stone "book" said to be the largest in the world. Could be.... it's huge, weighing several tons with intricate inspriptions.  more »
  • Saw this as part of our visit it is a stone slab book with inscriptions on it well worth seeing as you'll pass it anyway  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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