Medirigiriya Vatadage, Polonnaruwa

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Medirigiriya Vatadage is located in Polonnaruwa. Take a look at our Polonnaruwa online driving holiday planner to schedule your visit to Medirigiriya Vatadage and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • September 27, 2017
    If you are visiting Polonnaruwa, please do make the time to include this site. We asked our driver to factor this in and were very glad we did. Absolutely stunning!  more »
  • September 19, 2017
    It is a practically round Temple, with four Budhas, one for each cardinal point, surrounded by columns that rise to the heaven, is one of the buildings most visited by locals.
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  • August 27, 2017
    The pillars on this structure are pretty unique having a lotus shape end to it. Could have been pillars supporting a roof. A part of the Sacred Quadrangle.  more »
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  • September 6, 2017
    Medirigiriya vatadage is located in the kindom of polonnaruwa. very peaceful place.i love this place want to go again
  • September 7, 2017
    It was not clear who build this architectural marvel of ancient Sri Lanka. The Medirigiriya temple complex was active from 3rd century BC to 12th century AD. Vatadage is a unique architectural building which completely housed the Stupa.
  • August 7, 2017
    Most beautiful Vatadage I have seen.
  • June 26, 2017
    Calm place belong to anuradhapura era.
  • April 18, 2017
    4 beautifully carved Buddha statues in the seating position, near the Stupa house. Architectural masterpiece : only 7 such stupa houses remain today in Sri Lanka. 2 bathing ponds near the hospital. Near the Polonnaruwa 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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