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Originally 7 Stories Tall!

When you go to the museum, you will see a model of how this place looked originally, when it was 7... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Craig T
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San Rafael, California
Have to feel the magnificent past

The palace itself, in current form, is nothing but a two story ruin. However, you have to... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Akshaya S
,
Noida, India
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Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka

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Reviewed 3 days ago

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
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
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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

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Reviewed 26 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.

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Reviewed 9 December 2017 via mobile

A visit through Polonnaruwa ruins would not be complete without visiting Weijantha Prasada. This being the Palace of the King, it is amazing to stand amongst the ruins (especially having seen what it would have been like in its day at the Archaeological Museum) and...More

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Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

To be correctly said Waijayanthi Prasadaya in Sinhala... Palace of great king Parakramabahu I.... remain only the structure of which was a 7 story building according to the history. Some people genuinely said that nothing of worth in here but you may not come across...More

Thank Sunimal R
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Reviewed 24 November 2017 via mobile

There is nothing left except the place this was standing.You can give it a miss or just walk past if you have time.

Thank SE s
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Reviewed 24 November 2017

Must visit the ruins of the palace of the kings. This is a multi-storeyed structure that is of course now in ruins. But looking at it you know it must have been beautiful and imposing in its time. Adds to the overall beauty of the...More

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Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

All that is left of this ancient palace are a few brick walls. No statues no engravings no roof no inscriptions. Simple pleasant and nice. Takes a few minutes to walk round and that's It!

Thank Khay Eng C
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Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

If you are visiting Polonnaruwa ancient city (which is the second kingdom in Sri Lanka) , Weijantha Prasada is a hard place to miss. It was the Royal Palace back in the days which is believed to be seven stories high. Simply it was an...More

Thank Chathubhanu
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