Hatadage, Polonnaruwa

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  • A visit through the Polonnaruwa Ruins would not be complete without visiting the Hatadage. Hatadage is an ancient relic shrine in the city of Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka. It was built by Nissanka Malla, an...  more »
  • This is an old Buddhist temple supposed to have been built in sixty days.A must when you are here.Worth the visit.  more »
  • This was one of the very many sites we experienced thanks to our expert guide Palitha. Hatadage is located nearby many other important sites (Sacred Quadrangle / Citadel / Vatadage) and is best seen w...  more »
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  • Hatadage (Sinhala: හැටදාගේ) is an ancient relic shrine in the city of Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka. It was built by Nissanka Malla, and had been used to keep the Relic of the tooth of the Buddha. The Hatadage had been built using stone, brick and wood, although only parts of the brick and stone walls now remain. It appears to have been a two-storey structure, but the upper storey has now been destroyed. Three Buddha statues carved out of granite rock are located within a chamber of the shrine.
  • You should not & not allowed to take photos in front of Buddha statues
  • Hatadage (Sinhala: හැටදාගේ) is an ancient relic shrine in the city of Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka. It was built by Nissanka Malla, and had been used to keep the Relic of the tooth of the Buddha.
  • This is an historic place in sri kanka. Lot if things to learn about polonnaruwa era. Once this was a 7 story castle. Now it is ruined. Even though you can still see the majestic look through the ruins. It is beyond our imagination..
  • Built by King Nishshankaamalla next to Sath mahal Prasada. Apart from the rooftop other parts of the building is still preserved. Worth watching

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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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