Rankoth Vehera
Rankoth Vehera
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Amanda S
Mt Martha, Australia3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Solo
This is quite an extraordinary place. The wider area is steeped in a rich and written history My guide and I hired bikes to easily get about. That was fun.
I feel blessed to have felt something deeper at this Stupa.
Written 15 October 2023
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Fer
Colmenar Viejo, Spain2,827 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
Rankoth Vehera is a stupa.
I was built by Nissanka Malla of Polonnaruwa, who ruled the country from 1187 to 1196.
The stupa is in the center of a large square terrace, which is also surrounded by a brick wall.
The terrace has four entrances oriented to the four cardinal points, with sand paths leading to them.
Written 27 February 2023
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Danushka Basnayaka
Mawanella, Sri Lanka127 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
Historical Stupa Builded by King Nissanka Malla. (1187-1196)
Very beautiful and big stupa.
I was very surprised to see the Technical knowledge of the ancient Sri Lankan Technicians.
Written 20 August 2020
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Dilash De silva
Ambalangoda, Sri Lanka131 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Largest buddhist stupa in Polonnaruwa . Built by King Nissanka malla in 12th century . A serene place to relax in an evening .
Written 11 March 2020
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DipuKV
Pune, India3,063 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Polonnaruwa is mind-boggling with its beauty, religion and cultural significance. Rankoth Vehera is a prime example.
Written 13 January 2020
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phait_lee
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia580 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Friends
Giant stupa with a gold pinnacle. This is the largest stupa in the ancient city of Polonnaruwa, and the fourth largest stupa in the country.

Our guide told us that the exterior of the stupa was originally white but the British discovered the stupa and found it overgrown. The British restored it and to the current state now.

To take a closer look one has to remove shoes and hat.
Written 11 January 2020
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zaawaaz
Singapore, Singapore118 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
Take a walk around the site behind it too. The area is quite sandy, be prepared with the feet ;) Good to circle around it
Written 14 December 2019
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Dan L
Bunbury, Australia8,151 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Built by king Nissanka Malla in the style of the original Anuradhaphura Maha Vihara monastery stupas, it was originally named Ruwanweli. It is constructed entirely of brick, 170m diameter and 33m to it's peak. Records indicate that the original height reached 61m. The stupa is the fourth largest in Sri Lanka and is sited in a square terrace surrounded by a low wall. Remarkable condition for a structure that has stood over 800 years.
Written 17 November 2019
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Peter Stephenson
Phillip Island, Australia597 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
How they ever built this place is just mind-blowing.

The size of this stupa is overwhelming. It is an immense structure that dwarfs you as you walk around it.

This was the highlight of cycling through these ruins.
Written 28 October 2019
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Rosario_it
Belgium1,767 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Solo
This is the biggest temple in Polonnaruwa and also the most interesting in my opinion.
The dome is in good condition and it's covered by white plaster.
Written 8 July 2019
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