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Rankoth Vehera, Polonnaruwa

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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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  • The stupa is located within the Polonnaruwa historic site. The specialty of the stupa is the size of it and the original condition it is maintained with.  more »
  • Located within the main polonnaruwa ruins. A massive stupa. It would be ideal if you visit this place having the background history knowledge. Evening visit more convenient because of the warm weather...  more »
  • 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 »
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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.