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Medirigiriya Vatadage, Polonnaruwa

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  • Medirigiriya is located little out of the way from Polonnaruwa but close by. However, the stupa at Medirigiriya is very unique (better and a bigger than the Vatadage in Polonnaruwa) and one of the bes...  more »
  • I have visited Polonnaruwa, Somawathiya many times in my life. This is the first time I happen to visit this ancient rock temple. It is not clear which king built this, but was recorded as many kings ...  more »
  • From the old town of Polonnaruwa bus in one hour and a half and can be reached in two hours. Tour is 1-2 hours. I forgot the admission fee, cheap memory. Compared to Polonnaruwa and I'm small, but in good state of preservation, fewer people quiet is good.
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  • These ruins tell a story of a bygone era. So much of history . The craftsmanship is stunning.
  • Beautifully architected indoor image house with a stupa (pagoda) in the middle, surrounded by 4 buddhas in each entry point. A must visit in polonnaruwa.
  • Very beautiful and historical place
  • Nice ancient ruin with minimally damaged moon stone.
  • Very very beautiful place in POLONNARUWA

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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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