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Somawathie Chaitiya Sanctuary, Polonnaruwa

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  • 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 »
  • Ruins of a distant Buddhist shrine with several thousand years and which is degraded by erosion of time. A set of columns with Buddha images in the Middle, these columns would probably support structures to preserve the stupas. Although they can be repetitive these visits there are always details that we capture the attention and make appealing these archaeological ruins.
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  • 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 important temple for visit..
  • Sacred palce of buddhists, very good access road, can see wild elephants also.
  • Thousand years old buddish temple,sorrounded by thick jungle with elephant. 😊
  • What a place,.... Nice drive and great place to meditate

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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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