Thivanka Image House, Polonnaruwa

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  • Pretty much penance is to explore the barefooted in ruins too much sun is strong in the covered here on repair for large roofs, I think that one of the few spots could escape from the effects of sunlight, slowly and tourism.
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  • Quite far. Interior space is a fantastic feeling. There were few tourists. By car, if you can afford the time and going to look good.
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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 »
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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
  • Situated in the far corner of the Polonnaruwa Ancient city Thivanka image house is worth a visit. Some of the paintings are still visible. In my opinion those are somewhat similar to Sigiri paintings. Building is still preserved in mostly and if lankathilaka image house is also preserved like this, we may can compare both. Main attraction of the house is giant Lord Buddha Statue which was angled in three places which also gave the name to the place (Three- thri ,angled - wak = thi-wanka) . Photogarphy is prohibited inside the image house
  • 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.
  • 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"
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