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Just one small part of the extensive site. All the Temples have a moonstone, this one is the oldest and intricately decorated. It is protected by an iron surround but still viewable. Go fir a glimpse if you have time.
The ancient moonstone is one of the most stunning stone carvings of Sri Lanka. It's fine chiselled art is just a stunning. Don't miss this piece of ancient art when you are at the sacred city, it's worth the ride!
THIS needs to be on your list of things to see. Its beyond stunning and a real piece of art. Try and get there when you can have time to really look at it without the place teaming with fellow tourists.
The design of the moonstone has undergone many changes over time, But the moonstones show the highest level of creativity towards the end of the Anuradhapura Era. The moonstones in the monasteries where the forest-dwelling monks lived maintained the blank semi-circular shape.
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