Medirigiriya Vatadage, Polonnaruwa

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#7 of 18 in Historic Sites in Polonnaruwa
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  • This one is close to the gate so it is very crowded. There are also a lot of people selling you touristic things. A wooded elephant can be bought for 50 rupees(at the sea side you will buy it with 450...  more »
  • Visit elephant kaudulla national park, we have safari jeep travel for you, Medirigiriya watadageya free visit transport, somawathiya temple, kaudulla River, BBQ night  more »
  • A visit through Polonnaruwa ruins would not be complete without visiting Medirigiriya Vatadage. The Vatadage is an ancient structure dating back to the Kingdom of Polonnaruwa of Sri Lanka. It is belie...  more »
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  • Of the numerous Historical Buddhist sites in the island of Sri Lanka Medirigiriya is one of the most magnificent. The ruins are well preserved and the surroundings are so breathtaking that one doesn't feel like leaving it for hours. In addition to the relics of the ancient religious statues and buildings there are several water features, huge rock formations plateaus and forest for you to enjoy.
  • Historic location. The best vatadage still remaining. Must see location.
  • A place to must visit to see the ancient glory of Sri Lanka
  • Medirigiriya vatadage is located in kindom of polonnaruwa. if you are interested in History this is a nice place to visit.
  • I happened to visit this place twice for now and t his is the best Watadageya Structure which remains in Sri Lanka. The ruins of the Hospitals an the temple are near the vicinity and Watadageya Structure is still peak among the trees which is really a majestic view. a Herd of Deer are roaming in this premises. This is very calm and quite place. Another best thing about this place is a small hut is there if you want to have your lunch. There is a small lake nearby too.

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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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