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Reviewed 5 August 2020

First time I've ever seen 4 huge statues carved into a single rock. The details are well preserved, showing a high level of craftmanship.

Date of experience: August 2020
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Reviewed 9 April 2020

While the medieval capital gets all the attention this site is worthy of it's own story.
An eclectic collection of Buddha's and some ancient paintings in a protected alcove make this a very interesting visit. The rock carvings are extremely well done & the site has an eerie feeling to it, very respectful & quiet !

Date of experience: March 2020
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Reviewed 12 March 2020 via mobile

This is one of the impressive site not to be missed when visiting g Polonnaruwa Ancient Site that is inclusive in the entrance fee of USD25. It is the rock temple with 4 massive sculptures of Buddha figure at the granite rock - 2 Buddha statues with seated position; 1 standing Buddha statue; and 1 Reclining Buddha statue. Appropriate attire is expected and no shoes are allowed at this site. Impressive work and heritage since 12th century.

Date of experience: February 2020
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Reviewed 9 March 2020 via mobile

Place looks nice and they take good care of it. Here you can see three statues carved out of the rocks

Date of experience: March 2020
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Reviewed 20 February 2020 via mobile

We spent most of one day visiting, self driving through the area with our rented tuktuk. The tickets are a little pricey and the area is not well explained with the documentation you are given. Basically the ticket is for three areas, and they tear off a stub for each one as you enter that particular part. I was under the impression that this particular area wasn’t sacred and forgot to bring a sarong to tie around my waist, which limited me from a few things. Frustrating, as there are no signs anywhere and nothing on their brochure about this. I also wasn’t alerted while shelling out the $25 US for my ticket. I usually come prepared and in this case, it was my own fault. That said, the sites are interesting, but you really need to come prepared with a guide or hire someone to take you around. The Lonely Planet section on this will suffice for a self guided tour. Many people were riding bikes, which is cheap and seemed like a good way to get around. Take socks with you if you want to go into the sacred places with no shoes. The ground is blisteringly hot!

Date of experience: February 2020
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