Lankathilaka Image House
Lankathilaka Image House
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Janka K
Brno, Czech Republic8,174 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Couples
This is one of the stops for Polonnaruwa historical sight tour and the pictures of this place defines the ancient town of Polonnaruwa, making it the most touristic place from the sights that you can see at the ancient town. The place consists of one main building ruin that you can freely walk through.
The tickets needs to be purchased at the ticket office of Archeological museum in Polonnaruwa.
Written 2 April 2023
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Fer
Colmenar Viejo, Spain2,827 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
This is the vaulted type (gedige) image house built by king Parakramabahu the Great (1153‐1186 AD) and it is the largest image house built in ancient Sri Lanka.
Written 27 February 2023
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Pavel from 2HungryWanderers.com
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia79 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
Impressive from every angle. The huge statue is the centrepiece, but don't forget to explore the outer walls too.
Written 5 August 2020
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Kai Wah
Malaysia3,578 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
Another breathtaking structure built by King Parakramabahu I with massive standing Buddha statue more than 14 meter height. Murals can be seen at the structure and there were some scaffolding for restoration works. Worth to check out this masterpiece from the ancient world for 30-45mins. There are few massive stupas in the vicinity of this site that worth to check it out too.
Written 12 March 2020
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Thom P
Bovenkarspel, The Netherlands479 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
Shame for us but a good thing in general, at the time we were there it was under renovation, you could still go inside and view the building
Written 9 March 2020
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Ronald W
Arundel, UK104 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
These ruins I found more interesting, the shapes and sizes of them were quite incredible. We walked round the area outside them, plenty of shade!
Written 5 March 2020
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prashant v
New Delhi, India15 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
Place has fine wall paintings of the lord buddha taking auth himself from 24 different buddhas. Visit this place to get some idea of the painting used and type of paintings and the human nature of that ara
Written 8 February 2020
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Terry M
Hamilton, Canada4,897 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
The name of this image house translates to ‘the ornament of Lanka’. It is 55’/16m high. It is another structure built by Parakramabahu I. Only the torso of the formerly 41’/13m standing Buddha has survived. The reddish orange colour of the bricks catches your eye. Its interior reminds you a bit of a Western European cathedral.
Written 6 February 2020
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DipuKV
Pune, India2,904 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
The image houses at various points are interesting, Lankathilaka being a prime example. Worth a visit.
Written 13 January 2020
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zaawaaz
Singapore, Singapore118 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
Quite scorching going in mid-day, but this is a very nice spot that is chill if there's no one in the same space as you. The structure is amazing and some nice pictures to be made.
Written 14 December 2019
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