Rankoth Vehera, Polonnaruwa

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  • July 27, 2017
    A very impressive structure due to its size and it becomes more impressive as you approach. Perhaps not as impressive as a couple of the huge stupas at anaradhapura but memorable nevertheless  more »
  • July 21, 2017
    One of the stupas of the Park, I think that the larger archaeological complex with about 50 meters. One of the essentials in the ruins
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  • July 1, 2017
    Few people have visited is the Polonnaruwa's tallest pagoda, but are not very popular in the. Where is the Polonnaruwa ruins area just towards the lancatiraca from the Middle, quadrangle. I also stop by the parking lot from the road near the souvenir shops close for the good.
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  • July 1, 2017
    Ancient stupa built under the rule of King Nissankamalla (1187-1196 AD). Bears a close resemblance to Ruwanwelisaya stupa of Anuradhapura.
  • March 16, 2017
    Must see. All complex is very intresting. Absolutely must see. I recommend watch the video about all complex in the museum. To see close more places you must take off your's shoes.
  • May 20, 2017
    Rankoth Vehera is a stupa located in the ancient city of Polonnaruwa in Sri Lanka. The stupa was built by Nissanka Malla of Polonnaruwa, who ruled the country from 1187 to 1196. 
  • February 21, 2017
    This is a huge and ancient monastery in Polonnaruwa, the old capital of Sri Lanka. This is more tan a thousand years old. The dome of the stupa is huge, one can circumambulate it and offer flowers and other offerings at the shrine.
  • February 10, 2017
    To see it - it is a like from another world. Breathtaking time to be there. Seven stars.

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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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