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Somawathiya Stupa, Polonnaruwa

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  • 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 »
  • This is a stupa which every Buddhist should visit. In Kandy dalada maligawa it houses the sacred left tooth relic of the lord Buddha and Somawathie stupa houses the right sacred tooth relic of the lor...  more »
  • Beautiful - if you go to through the ranks of the colorful flags on the dazzling white Dagoba! Run once around them and enjoy the tranquility.
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • A very fascinating place to visit in Polonnaruwa area. In the morning sunrise is very beautiful. Also you can see elephant, deer.
  • if you are a buddhist person you must go there..this sacred place..
  • Nice location when am i visit..

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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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