Gal Potha, Polonnaruwa

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  • August 18, 2017
    Due to its location you can spend so long but the effort of those who brought it from so far should continue to serve something.
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  • June 11, 2017
    The monument is called the book of stones. Written history of the praise to the King and then, characters were carved on the orders of King nissanka and Mara said. Between the hatadergue and satumahal Prasad is around.
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  • April 20, 2017
    The book is impressive to see, but that it is situated between many more beautiful sights makes this a must to go see.
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  • May 20, 2017
    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.
  • June 29, 2016
    Love to be here
  • September 2, 2015
    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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