Somawathiya Stupa, Polonnaruwa

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  • August 29, 2017
    Wonderful atmosphere in both eve and morning. You will see many elephants in the near vicinity at eve. 4-5pm. And many peacocks at morning between 7-9am. Good place to meditate. Daytime temperature is...  more »
  • August 21, 2017
    We passed by here's step, and really find it worthwhile, even see it. The stupa is impressive.
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  • July 15, 2017
    This is a temple built by King Walagamba for his queen Somawathi about 2000 years age. This is situated near the road to Dambulla Cave Temple. A nice place blended with natural beauty. You can find a ...  more »
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  • June 25, 2017
    A must visit place, especially if you're a Buddhist or a person with an open mind. If you are lucky enough you'll be able to witness a miracle. This sacred place is very famous for the unexplainable. Some photo proofs are kept on the temple too. Elephants regularly tend to visit the place. Keep away from high voltage electric fences. Btw please visit the place with decent attire.
  • June 11, 2017
    Suggest to visit early morning sunrise. you can enjoy the surrounding wild life and calm and peace.If you lucky enough you can see some of wild Elephants and birds.
  • June 15, 2017
    A very fascinating place to visit in Polonnaruwa area. In the morning sunrise is very beautiful. Also you can see elephant, deer.
  • June 28, 2017
    if you are a buddhist person you must go there..this sacred place..
  • June 27, 2017
    Nice location when am i visit..

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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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