Thivanka Image House, Polonnaruwa

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  • This is the most northerly point in Polonnaruwa but it's worth making the journey up no matter what form of transport you are using. It's a fairly crumbling building but they built a canopy over it to...  more »
  • Up the dirt road near Gal Vihara and the exit, this is a good option for cyclists because not many people come up here. The building is quite detailed and looks great from the outside and then the ins...  more »
  • Ahead of the Lotus pond, but going by bike along the way Hill, I'm tired. There were many people seem more just the local people may ride so far, so good luck. Building and the other I think is worth watching, so unlike the build.
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  • This is the most northerly point in Polonnaruwa but it's worth making the journey up no matter what form of transport you are using. It's a fairly crumbling building but they built a canopy over it to help preserve it. Some parts are fairly intact and others well less so. you can go inside but you are lot allowed take any pictures so if you just have to visit yourself to see what it's like. Trust me it's worth it!
  • The place is nice if u like to see traditional walls and bricks. will only take around 1hr or so. Lily pond is no good
  • Loved the place !!! too sad to see those glorious arts been faded away as the time pases but still leaves the Sri Lankans with that proud feeling to witness that "This is how they had been"
  • Thivanka Pilimage had been built by King Parakramabahu (1153-1186) as part of the Jethavanarama Complex. Since the large image of Buddha has been curved in 3 places, this has been given the name “Thivanka” which literally means three curves. As most other structures of this era,  this is too built with bricks including the statue. The Buddha statue at the Thivanka Pilimage is about 8 meters in height but today the part of the statue above the head has been destroyed. The statue as at today is 6.6 metres tall. The building is 133 feet long and 67.6” feet wide. The walls are 7-12 feet thick making the internal size of the building much smaller. The inside walls of the buildings has been decorated with frescoes showing the Jataka Stories (prior births of Buddha before enlightenment) although most of the masonry has been destroyed, the colorful drawings can be still seen on the areas where masonry is intact. The entrance to the building consists of two guard stones and two “Korawak Gala” The outer restoration of the this image house has been carried out at a snail pace for the last 15 years and has been covered with shuttering though out the this period.
  • This is large and decorative one. The vihara has derived the name thivanka as the main buddha statues are curved in three places..

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