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Polonnaruwa Vatadage, Polonnaruwa

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See the ancient structure of Polonnaruwa Vatadage, built to hold a relic of the Buddha's tooth and the alms bowl he used. At the center of the circular building with concentric terraces, you can see a seated Buddha. Belonging to Polonnaruwa period, the most striking stone work in the monument comes from guard stone and moonstone. Historians believe ornamental elements at the monument's entrance represent the cycle of Samsara in Buddhism. Spare a though for the many local people who have managed to preserve the site in near-perfect condition. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Polonnaruwa Vatadage by using our Polonnaruwa tour planner.
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  • While these relics are interesting and maintained. They are not one of the SL stand out archeology attractions.  more »
  • The ruins that you can see in the archaeological complex, this area undoubtedly is the best preserved! It is worth visiting this city of the triangle of the cultural cities (all the complejo25$ input)
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  • Located in a huge archaeological site which includes also several temples of different eras, the ruins of this Buddhist temple highlights 4 doors to the cardinal points, statues of seated Buddhas, and beautiful representations of mystical dragons made up of 7 animal representations.
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  • Beautifully architected indoor image house with a stupa (pagoda) in the middle, surrounded by 4 buddhas in each entry point. A must visit in polonnaruwa.
  • Nice ancient ruin with minimally damaged moon stone.
  • Very beautiful and historical place
  • Very very beautiful place in POLONNARUWA
  • A historical plce