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Ruined Lankatilaka temple at Polonnaruwa, Ceylon 1880 – 1890

A ruined Buddhist temple at Polonnaruwa, Ceylon 1880 - 1890

A ruined Buddhist temple at Polonnaruwa, Ceylon 1880 - 1890 #IMG480

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Lankatilaka Vihara built by Parakramabahu (1153-86), and later restored by Vijayabahu IV, the huge gedige Lankatilaka has 17m high walls, although the roof has collapsed. The cathedral-like aisle leads to a huge 14m-tall (46 ft) standing headless Buddha. The outer walls of the gedige, decorated with bas-reliefs, show typical Polonnaruwa structures in their original state.

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1. Polonnaruwa - February 8, 2010

Thanks for sharing this post. Statue of Buddha is sited at Polonnaruwa. It is located at a distance of 216 km from the city of Colombo and also to the south east of Anuradhapura.You can see Gal Vihare, Sculpture of Great King Parakramabahu. For more details refer http://www.travelasia360.net/the-huge-reclining-buddha-of-polonnaruwa.html

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