Attractions

The Sacred Quadrangle

The Vatadage The Quadrangle is dominated by the magnificent Vatadage (circular relic house), arguably the most beautiful building in Sri Lanka. Built by Parakramabahu, it…

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The Sacred Quadrangle

Southern Group

The principal attraction, however, is just to the north: an imposing 3.5-metre-high statue of a bearded figure, thought to date from the ninth century, which…

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Southern Group

Royal Palace Group

According to the Chulavamsa (one of the great Chronicles of Sri Lankan history), the Parakramabahu Royal palace originally stood seven stories tall and boasted a…

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Royal Palace Group