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Reviewed 9 July 2019

This is the biggest temple in Polonnaruwa and also the most interesting in my opinion. The dome is in good condition and it's covered by white plaster.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Rosario_it
Reviewed 30 April 2019

If you have the time, its well worth a look in at the Rankoth Vihara. It's a typical stupa of the Anuradhapura area and is imposing in stature. A walk around the perimeter doesn't take too long but its a fascinating none-the-less.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank H75travel
Reviewed 16 April 2019

It is easy to see back in the day (around 1100) that worshippers of Buddha, would have been in awe of structures like these, as they are pretty impressive nowadays. We enjoyed just cruising around taking it all in, hardly anyone around during our visit.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank JnVSydney
Reviewed 9 April 2019

This is the largest stupa we saw within the ancient ruins site at Polonnaruwa. Once again you are required to remove your shoes to walk around the stupa that seems to have many monkeys 'guarding' the large red brick stupa. Be aware that the monkeys...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank David W
Reviewed 5 February 2019

This is apparently the world's first proper hospital, which was done for priests. They have a medicinal boat there and ruins of the hospital.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank yohantsl
Reviewed 20 January 2019

An impressively large red brick stupa/dagoba, the fourth largest in Sri Lanka and comparable to the ones in Anuradapura. An amazing contruction over 1000 years old.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Kevin S
Reviewed 18 January 2019 via mobile

By the time I got to this stupa I'd already seen several during my Sri Lanka trip. This is another big one, made with brick. As long as you've paid for the ticket to the ruins of Polonnarua, you should walk over to this stupa.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank shmeva44
Reviewed 21 December 2018

Rankoth Vehera is the largest stupa in the Polonnaruwa Archeological Park and the fourth largest on the island. It is made of bricks, it is located on a very large, square platform/terrace which has four entrances oriented to the four cardinal points, with sand paths...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

Most sacred place in the ancient city. It got Lord Buddha's and arahanthaka relics. Now this Pagoda is reconstructed and offers most of basic facilities for the pilgrims. Need a modest dress code to enter into this place. May not be interesting to non Buddhist...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Pamila75
Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

I think it is the largest stupa in polonnaruwa kingdom. It looks more interests and more surprise. Specially beautiful in evening.

Date of experience: November 2017
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