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Gal Vihara

Polonnaruwa, Polonnaruwa 51000, Sri Lanka
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Gal Vihara

Just 3 statues of Buddha in various positions. Nothing much and not that interesting nor... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Kulaijaya District, Malaysia
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One of the best examples of ancient Sinhalese sculpting and carving arts

The statues are very impressive and great for photography. When you go there you will be surprised... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Polonnaruwa, Polonnaruwa 51000, Sri Lanka

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Just 3 statues of Buddha in various positions. Nothing much and not that interesting nor spectacular. Can be given miss

Thank CKE383
Reviewed 5 days ago

The statues are very impressive and great for photography. When you go there you will be surprised by the great talent of the ancient Sinhalese sculpting and carving arts. Its a must visit place when you are in Polonnaruwa

Thank saman_weeratunga527
Reviewed 6 days ago

Remember to buy tickets at the museum for all the sites if you are a tourist. The reclining Buddha and the samadhi statue are a must see.

Thank Thyagie G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Rock carvings of Buddha; busy but peaceful place. You have to take your shoes off and cover yourselves. All the statues carved out of one enormous rock. The statues are the north end of a massive archaeological site; ancient Polonnaruwa which stretches for miles and...More

Thank Stephan H
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Gal viharaya also known as a Uttararama,is a rock temple of the polonnaruwa in north central province in sri lanka. it was fashioned in the 12th century by Parakamabahu 1.

Thank Dasunpathmakumara
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a really cool place to visit. I hired a guide outside of the entrance for 1000 rupees. He was very informative and took us around to a few places. We rented bikes from our hotel and were able to visit most sites. The...More

Thank slayer4ya
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Its very important place to visit.postures of lord bidhdha's where it cave on the rock which it is amazing

Thank amilarangana1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The most famous buddha statues in Polonnaruwa. Gal Viharaya; is a Rock Temple with four awesome and wonderful four budda statues out to the rock. Among the four the most famous a recumbent statue said to depict the last passing away of the Gauthama Budda....More

Thank Guia L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very well perserved four Buddha Statues carved from granite.These carvings done by ancient artist are very detailed and well maintained.The atmosphere is calm and quiet. Well worth the visit. Must take off your shoes and cover up your shoulders and legs. Beware of monkeys as...More

Thank Gul C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Polonnaruwa where the Gal Vihara is situated is an ancient city. Second kingdom of Ancient Sri Lanka. Gal Vihara depicts the talent possessed by the ancient Sri Lankan stone carvers. A Full moon is the ideal day to visit Gal Vihara beacuse nothing beats that...More

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