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Nissanka Latha Mandapaya

Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka
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Nissanka Latha Mandapa - The ancient amphitheater

Nissanka Latha Mandapa is one of the ancient ruins at the Mahamewna Park in Polonnaruwa which will... read more

Reviewed 10 May 2018
Janaka P
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
Lotus

This Lotus shaped pld pillars are worth seeing.The pillars only remaining rest is damaged.You need... read more

Reviewed 27 November 2017
SE s
via mobile
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Reviewed 10 May 2018

Nissanka Latha Mandapa is one of the ancient ruins at the Mahamewna Park in Polonnaruwa which will take you back centuries. A must see. Pls include this to your bucket list...

Thank Janaka P
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Reviewed 27 November 2017 via mobile

This Lotus shaped pld pillars are worth seeing.The pillars only remaining rest is damaged.You need about ten minutes here.

Thank SE s
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Reviewed 13 September 2017

Nissanka Latha Mandapaya is located in an area that contains the oldest and most sacred monuments in the ancient city of Polonnaruwa. Nissanka Latha Mandapaya is the ruins of an elevated, stone building named after the king who built it, with quite uniquely carved granite...More

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Reviewed 27 August 2017

This is part of the sacred quadrangle area and very distinct in the style o the pillars. The pillars may have held up the roof of the building. The pillars are lotus shaped and form a beautiful view among the ruins.

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Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Located within the main polonnaruwa ruins. It would be ideal if you visit this place having the background history knowledge. Evening visit more convenient because of the warm weather. Very very attractive place.

Thank Kenneth S
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Reviewed 6 January 2017

Nissanka Latha Mandapaya is a square buiding with fine rock cut railing g going all around lying the Dalada Maluwa area of the ancient kingdom of Polonnaruwa. This building has been built by king Nissanka Malla (1187-1196). The most important feature of this building is...More

Thank Pradeep S
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Reviewed 16 August 2016

Located in the the Dalada Maluwa, Nissanka Latha Mandapaya has stone carvings of flowers. Best seen in the morning or evening.

Thank AnuradhaUdu
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Reviewed 10 May 2016

The columns were huge and you could still see much detail of carving. Standing there made me realise the huge scale of the site. The guide explained it all well, worth the extra.

1  Thank HudsonS16
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Reviewed 9 January 2016

This was king's assembly hall. Has the king's seat as well as decorated pillars. Some of the writings are still visible.

Thank banj2015
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Reviewed 17 December 2015 via mobile

This little unique ruin is located within the impressive 'quadrangle' area of Polonnaruwa. It appears to have a latticed stone fence and we're told that the king used to sit here to listen to the chanted Buddhist texts.

Thank mikeedeedee
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