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Somawathie Chaitiya Sanctuary

Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka
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Must visit stupa as a Buddhist or history lover

Somawathi Stupa is located in the middle of the jungle, in Polonnaruwa district. From Polonnaruwa... read more

Reviewed 5 January 2017
Pradeep S
,
Galle, Sri Lanka
very interesting and worth the visit

All Polonnaruwa is very interesting and worth the visit, actually the ticket is a bit expensive but... read more

Reviewed 4 August 2016
Aldophoto
,
Milan, Italy
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“dry season” (2 reviews)
“tooth relic” (2 reviews)
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Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka

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Reviewed 5 January 2017

Somawathi Stupa is located in the middle of the jungle, in Polonnaruwa district. From Polonnaruwa, you have to travel to Sungavila and then take a lengthy road which leads to the temple through the Jungle. Early days this was a dusty gravel road, but recent...More

Thank Pradeep S
Reviewed 4 August 2016

All Polonnaruwa is very interesting and worth the visit, actually the ticket is a bit expensive but you'll get also a visit to the museum and a DVD to bring home. This also helps a lot "westerns" to understand that there are thousands of years...More

Thank Aldophoto
Reviewed 29 July 2016

This is a well respected place by Buddhists in Sri Lanka.Since roads are developed the traffic is more.There could be some difficulties during extreme weather conditions,such as floods during rainy season and warmness in dry season.However facilities are being improved with developed road network.Most of...More

Thank kklpiyasena
Reviewed 4 July 2016

Somawathie Chaitiya sanctuary attracts thousands of pilgrims for veneration of the ancient stupa. Stupa has been renovated in a manner that a visitor can see its inner structure that withstood harsh climatic elements over many centuries. The temple precinct is surrounded by large open fields...More

Thank Kamal P
Reviewed 22 January 2016

This is one of many interesting historical exhibits in the Polonnaruwa historical site and well worth spending a little time. It is wise to have a local guide to assist

Thank Oldjack
Reviewed 4 October 2015

Somawathie Temple is one of the most sacred temple in Sri Lanka for buddhists. Polonnaruwa is a dry area and Somawathiya too. You have to go 52 KMs to Somawathiya from Polonnaruwa through a jungle area. The road is most often dusty and in the...More

6  Thank ysa1234
Reviewed 31 August 2015

Meeting room for a small polity, court for a king sitting as judge, hall for a king and his advisors? Interesting to speculate. And what did the weathered symbols on the columns denote?

Thank 600JohnD
Reviewed 13 August 2015

It's nice to see. The best options to visit the area is with driver, or if you stay in Polonnaruwa you can rent a bicycle. 2-3 hours is enough for visiting. Entrance was 25 USD. All of monuments which are written on Unesco list cost...More

Thank Desita89
Reviewed 7 August 2015 via mobile

I am came to this place Polonnaruwa to here 1 hour journey my mother & family this is historical place & most of buddhist people highly believing place ,

Thank Rangana
Reviewed 16 July 2015

Somawathi holds one of the only two tooth relics of Lord Buddha existing in the world.Incredible unnatural phenomena which has been accruing around the stupa .These have been witnessed by thousands of pilgrims.The remoteness of the location. This site is located deep inside the jungle...More

1  Thank Shevin92
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