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Citadel

  Province North Central
  District Polonnaruva
  Nearest Town Polonnaruva
  Period 1153-1186 A.D.
  Ruler king parakramabahu the Great

Introduction

This is the oblong precinct covering an extent at about 8.6 hectares is the city center at Polonnaruwa and is fortified by wide and high brick ramparts on all four sides. Ruins of royal place the council chamber and many other associated buildings could be seen here the largest structure here is the seven storied palace named Vaijayantha prasada built by the king parakramabahu the Great (1153-1186 A.D.) the monument with stone pillars to east city palace is the council chamber named Raja vaishyabhujanga mandapa of king Parakramabahu the Great. The foundations seen in between the Royal palace and the council chamber may be the basement of the palace built by king Vijayabahu the Great(1055-1110 A.D) Beyond the city wall on the south east quarter is the Kumara Pokuna or the Royal Bath made of stone.

Key

  • Royal Place
  • Council Chamber
  • Vijayabahu Palace
  • Building 01
  • Building 02
  • Building 03
  • Building 04
  • Building 05
  • Kumara Pokuna
  • Entrance
  • City wall