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Ruins

The ruins consist of three classes of buildings, Dagobas, monastic buildings, and water ponds (pokunas). The dagobas are bell-shaped masses of masonry, varying from a few feet to over 1100 ft (340 m) in circumference. Some of them contain enough masonry to build a town for twenty-five thousand inhabitants. Remains of the monastic buildings are to be found in every direction in the shape of raised stone platforms, foundations and stone pillars. The most famous is the Brazen Palace erected by King Dutugamunu about 164 BC. The water ponds (pokunas) are bathing-tanks or tanks for the supply of drinking water, which are scattered everywhere through the jungle. The city also contains a sacred Bo - tree, which is said to date back to the year 245 BC. Archaeologists have recorded over 200,000, ruined Buddhist Monasteries and temples in Sri Lanka and of them, over 70,000 were in the North and east. These historical places in Sri Lanka represent the remnants of the country's ancient civilization, culture, traditions and philosophy. It is largely reflected in Sri Lankan ruined cities, temples, palaces, dagobas, parks and paintings.

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