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Rankoth Vehera, Polonnaruwa

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  • There isn't really much to this. It's huge though and surrounded by image rooms and other ancillary structure that make it appear more interesting from a distance.  more »
  • Huge stupa in excellent condition. For me, one of the more interesting sights in the Polonnaruwa archaeological park simply because of its size and excellent condition. Hugely impressive. Some 55 mete...  more »
  • It's one of the most revered Stupas in Polonnaruwa. Made entirely of brick it's the largest Stupa of this ancient city and the fourth in the country. Full of history and really interesting to see.  more »
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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.