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Rankoth Vehera, Polonnaruwa

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  • The Rankoth Vehera lie in the grounds surrounded by trees and is in very good condition, this huge stupa is the 4th largest in Sri Lanka 
  • 55 metres in height and 186 meters in girth. It impresses with its grandiose size. It is a pity that you cannot log. .. Bypass all around heat forces lacked. Has several buildings and flower altars to breath in the coolness.
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  • Guess the symbolic meaning of the place is more than its look. So it won't be a loss to skip it for better places nearby. 
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  • 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. The Rankoth Vehera has been built according to the tradition of the stupas of the Anuradhapura Maha Viharaya and bears a close resemblance to Ruwanwelisaya. In fact, a stone inscription situated close to the stupa even identifies it by the name "Ruwanweli". However, it has later come to be known by the currently used name, Rankoth Vehera. In Sinhalese, ran means gold, kotha is the name given to the pinnacle of a stupa, and vehera means stupa or temple. Thus, the name Rankoth Vehera can be roughly translated to English as "Gold Pinnacled Stupa". Along with the Kiri Vehera, it is one of the most revered stupas in Polonnaruwa
  • Excellent place ...
  • nujno za pogledat!
  • An ancient stupa built by king Nishshanka malla
  • Historic stupa which belongs to Polonnaruwa era.