Rankoth Vehera, Polonnaruwa

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  • This stupa was among many sites we experienced during our private tour of Polonnaruwa Ancient City (and Sri Lanka) with our knowledgeable guide, Palitha. We saw Rankoth Vehera at the end of a long day...  more »
  • The name of this stupa can be translated to Gold Pinnacled Stupa, although right now there is no gold to be seen on the Stupa. A little ahead of the Scared Quadrangle this stupa can be seen. Typical s...  more »
  • 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 »
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  • Ancient stupa built under the rule of King Nissankamalla (1187-1196 AD). Bears a close resemblance to Ruwanwelisaya stupa of Anuradhapura.
  • 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.
  • 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. 
  • 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.
  • 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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