Somawathie Chaitiya Sanctuary, Polonnaruwa

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  • This is a Buddhist temple here that you must visit. This is about an hours drive from the town centre. This is a temple lots of local devotees visit.  more »
  • One of the most spectacular places to travel in Sri Lankan Buddhist worshipping locations. Situated in Somawathiya National forest reserve just off Polonnaruwa this is one mystical place to travel. So...  more »
  • Somawathi Stupa is located in the middle of the jungle, in Polonnaruwa district. From Polonnaruwa, you have to travel to Sungavila and then take a lengthy road which leads to the temple through the Ju...  more »
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  • Sacred place for Buddhist Pilgrims. The place where Buddha's tooth relic is placed. Beautiful and calm atmosphere. Blessings.
  • A very important place to visit for all the buddhists.After the 20 years war this place is fully opened for vistors.A great temple with a grear history
  • Right tooth relic is enshrined here. Technically this place is as much important as Kandy Tooth Relic temple. But it is in a difficult place to reach.
  • A sacred place of Buddhists. Good access road. Visiting in the morning and the evening is recommended due to high temperature in day time(You cannot wear shoes around the pagoda). Anyone can visit who loves history and nature. Wild elephants, deer and peacocks can be seen easily (premises is protected by an electrical fence).
  • One of the most sacred place in Sri Lanka. you can see lot of wild elephants here. very calm place to worship

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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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