Thivanka Image House, Polonnaruwa

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Thivanka Image House is located in Polonnaruwa. Add Thivanka Image House to your Polonnaruwa travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Polonnaruwa visit planning website .
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  • The image house was closed the day I visited as it was undergoing some restoration work. Supposedly has some Buddha statues and also drawings that can still be seen.  more »
  • You must visit this place located in ancient city of Polonnaruwa. Specialty of the large image is that it curved in three places. One belief is that this represent the moment of loard budhdha's visit ...  more »
  • Fourth time here but the first time I have seen this place and was amazed st what I had missed. This huge image house is a wonderful building and has undergone significant restoration at least on one ...  more »
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  • Take some time to examine the true meanins of the paintings in this place. Cameras are not allowed. Don't try to take pictures in the image house.
  • This place has largest preserved paintings from Polonnaruwa era. Other than this place only other remaining paintings from this era is in Gal Viharaya and it is a little patch. The most famous scenery painted here is named "Sankassa pura wadamaweema" which is a incident fromlord Buddaha's life.
  • One of most historical place in Polonnaruwa
  • Ancient place one must see once
  • Not been preserved well at early stage of discovery. Could be another Sigiriya.

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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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