Medirigiriya Vatadage, Polonnaruwa

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  • The whole of Polonnaruwa is marvel to relish and relive the past. Every little detail in stone is enjoyable.  more »
  • 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 »
  • 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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  • Medirigiriya vatadage is located in the kindom of polonnaruwa. very peaceful place.i love this place want to go again
  • 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.
  • Most beautiful Vatadage I have seen.
  • Calm place belong to anuradhapura era.
  • 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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