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Nishshanka Latha Mandapaya, Polonnaruwa

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  • It is a unique archeological site located innermost in the quadrangle. Looked like pillars standing and seen from a distance, but up close and a straight cat (s) bent, or giving the sculpture, head of Lotus Flower, is interesting.
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  • This temple was built King Nissanka Malla. To see is still the platform with the 8 pillars decorated in an unusual look. Probably, they carried the roof of the temple. The outline to be seen and the entrance of the temple is very simple.
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  • Located within the main polonnaruwa ruins. It would be ideal if you visit this place having the background history knowledge. Evening visit more convenient because of the warm weather. Very very attra...  more »
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  • Great & Unique Ancient Structure in Polonnaruwa City.
  • Build by king Nissankamalla. Nice carvings on the stone
  • A long lasting evidence of the craftsmanship of ancient Srilankans
  • This is one of the greatest creation done by king Nishdhankamalla
  • This is the place where King Nishshanka malla used to listen pirith while sacred tooth relic was placed in the middle.The stone pillars resembles a Nelum danda

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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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