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Really good part of Sri Lankan history, enjoyable to listen to the guide explaining everything... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Warrington, United Kingdom
Just one part of a large ancient city

it is a structure that is more or less unique to the architecture of ancient Sri Lanka. Vatadages... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Kevin S
Pontypridd, United Kingdom
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| Sacred City, Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Really good part of Sri Lankan history, enjoyable to listen to the guide explaining everything. well worth a visit

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago

it is a structure that is more or less unique to the architecture of ancient Sri Lanka. Vatadages were built around small stupas for their protection, which often enshrined a relic. Circular in shape, they were commonly built of stone and brick and adorned with...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Kevin S
Reviewed 4 days ago

This place is very well preserved. Is is a must see in Polonnaruwa. I think a guide is needed, so that you will get the information about the places were you are.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On tourist maps I think this is an area referred to as the quadrangle. Each sight is still considered active religious, so you have to take off your shoes.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Eva J
Reviewed 1 week ago

The ruins itself are beautiful to see and most of them are still act as working temples so you are required to cover your legs (men and women) and the shoulders for ladies. No shoes or hats are allowed either, which can be a bit...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Dinesh T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

An amazing historic site - easily walked if you like you can hire a bike. Like many tourist attractions in Sri Lanka the foreigners prices are steep and all toddlers must be purchased at the museum where you will be inundated with guides - just...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Roztrav
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

By the time you've reached this site among the many ruins in the area, you may think that you've had enough. But do NOT overlook this site. It ranks among the most impressive ruins you'll see here. It has far more variety of structures surrounding...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 13 December 2018

A vatadage is a type of Buddhist structure, typical for Sri Lanka and usually build around a small stupa. Considered to be the best preserved and the most elaborate example of a vatadage in the country, Polonnaruwa Vatadage has two stone platforms decorated with elaborate...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank worldnomad_01
Reviewed 18 November 2018

The structure is quite impressive in current ruined state and must have been very beautiful, had it been intact. It is a circular, multilevel structure, with entrance from four direction. All the entrances have Buddha statues facing out words. The structure is believed to be...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank ShvRm_Traveller
Reviewed 24 October 2018 via mobile

These are medieval buildings of Polonnaruwa which is quite amazing dating back to 8th Centuries. We had a private guide and started at the museum where we could see the original replicas. Entrance to all sites cost 18000 for 5 of us

Date of experience: October 2018
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