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Wonderful Ruins

This was one of the first sites we visited in Polonnaruwa, the remains of the royal Palace. It once... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Bozeman-Dublin
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Dublin, Ireland
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Brick ruins with thick walls.

This is the remains of "Parakramabahu's" original palace which once stood 7 stories high but now is... read more

Reviewed 26 March 2018
Honisoiquimalypense
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Derby, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was one of the first sites we visited in Polonnaruwa, the remains of the royal Palace. It once stood seven stories high but only three remain today as the upper floors were burned down. It would be a shame if you visited Polonnaruwa and...More

Thank Bozeman-Dublin
Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

The whole temple complex is more just ruins and two or three temples. Rent a bike and ride trough. But the acces is quite expensive (25 usd) and it is just a ruins. We were 4 girls and some indian guy was waiting for us...More

Thank Tereza S
Reviewed 28 June 2018

We visited this site in June as part of a group tour through Trip A Deal. Our guide, Lakmal, lead us through the site explaining all the history and the site and the importance of it today. Like many other sites in Sri lanka, this...More

Thank Russell F
Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

Located in polonnaruwa visit site. It was the palace of king parakaramabahu. Now available only bricķ walls here.

Thank MartinCW8
Reviewed 26 March 2018

This is the remains of "Parakramabahu's" original palace which once stood 7 stories high but now is about 3stories tall and is in ruins. Originally it was a massive building complex but it is now difficult to see outlines. The standing walls have large holes...More

Thank Honisoiquimalypense
Reviewed 4 March 2018

This was the seven floor palace that was burnt down by the rebels. The model of the palace can be seen at the museum.

Thank MuhammadDudha
Reviewed 23 February 2018

When you go to the museum, you will see a model of how this place looked originally, when it was 7 stories tall and the top 5 were made of wood. Just shows you the amazing architecture that was all over Polonnaruwa. One of the...More

Thank Craig T
Reviewed 28 January 2018

The palace itself, in current form, is nothing but a two story ruin. However, you have to understand the past and imagine (or see in the museum) the magnificence of the place when it was in its full glory. So, make sure to go to...More

Thank Akshaya S
Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

Once you het there you realise that it is a lot smaller than pictured. Also in the museam we saw models of what wxperts think it looked like, but they did not make a lot of sence once there. It is OK to visit since...More

Thank Cat M
Reviewed 27 December 2017

There are a dozen pieces in this museum that are world class masterpieces such as the sitting bodhisattva, but too many standouts to mention. Quiet, serene and elegant presentation with much info to digest and casts a light on the history of the area.

Thank Reda S
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