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Thivanka Image House, Polonnaruwa

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  • You must experience it. Loved the art work on walls. Outside is amazing when sun is setting. I enjoyed the stillness. 
  • One of the best preserved is the temple, covered by a roof to protect it, both inside and outside the country. The bas-reliefs from the outside have a great level of detail while the interior frescoes are the only ones remaining in the entire complex. The central Buddha is also very special. It is a little away from the tourist centre but it is worth approaching, since, besides being very interesting, this place is nearly empty all the time.
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  • Get away from the rest of the visitors and see the only frescoes in Polonnaruva. Look closely and you will see a frieze of cheeky dwarfs! 
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  • Only place in Polonnaruwa to see ancient frescoses stll remaining after nearly 800years.The statue has three bending hence the name implise as Thri Wanka Pilima ge
  • Not been preserved well at early stage of discovery. Could be another Sigiriya.
  • This image house was built by king Parakramabahu.
  • It's a pity that it is forbidden to take photos inside.
  • Grate creation!