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Lotus Pond, Polonnaruwa

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  • There are apparently several of these but this one has been nicely restored. Must have taken huge effort to carve out the large stone blocks. It's a quick stop on your tour around the ruins here but w...  more »
  • Bathing, the Lotus-shaped scar. Polonnaruwa ruins in remote locations. Was passed to the monkey's back. In the ruins were sometimes approached by monkeys and squirrels.
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  • Bonuito pond, road to Thivanka Image House... away from the rest of the ruins, almost at the exit. But Thivanka Image House is a place to go to see and this well is right in the middle of the road. The well itself is dry, dog is very nice.
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  • Beautifully constructed. Well preserved. Worth a quick stop.
  • It is what it is, don't expect much more. Impressive non the less!
  • One of most historical place in Polonnaruwa
  • So beautiful, keep a note to visit this place if you are passing this area.
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Where to stay in Polonnaruwa

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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