Gal Potha, Polonnaruwa

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  • It is hard to believe that they were able to move this relic without it breaking. It was interesting to hear the history behind this stone. Our guide explained the many stories that surround this book...  more »
  • This is a big stone book of ancient Sri Lanka.You need about fifteen minutes here.This is a good place to walk and see.  more »
  • 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 »
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  • Polonnaruwa Gal Potha ( Stone Book) is a large stone inscription found next to the Sath Mahal Prasada. This Stone book is consists of three main sections a, 26 feet and 10 inch in length and 4 feet and 7 inch in width. This was done during the time of king Nissankamalla, who ruled Sri Lanka during 1187-1196.
  • Polonnaruwa Gal Potha ( Stone Book) is a large stone inscription found next to the Sath Mahal Prasada. This Stone book is consists of three main sections a, 26 feet and 10 inch in length and 4 feet and 7 inch in width. This was done during the time of king Nissankamalla, who ruled Sri Lanka during 1187-1196.
  • 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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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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