Nishshanka Latha Mandapaya, Polonnaruwa

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  • September 13, 2017
    Nissanka Latha Mandapaya is located in an area that contains the oldest and most sacred monuments in the ancient city of Polonnaruwa. Nissanka Latha Mandapaya is the ruins of an elevated, stone buildi...  more »
  • August 27, 2017
    This is part of the sacred quadrangle area and very distinct in the style o the pillars. The pillars may have held up the roof of the building. The pillars are lotus shaped and form a beautiful view a...  more »
  • April 28, 2017
    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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  • July 15, 2017
    Great & Unique Ancient Structure in Polonnaruwa City.
  • March 26, 2017
    Build by king Nissankamalla. Nice carvings on the stone
  • March 16, 2017
    A long lasting evidence of the craftsmanship of ancient Srilankans
  • December 12, 2016
    This is one of the greatest creation done by king Nishdhankamalla
  • January 5, 2016
    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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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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