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The Royal Palace (Vijayabahu Maligaya)

Sangamitta Mawatha | Google map does not show Vijayabau Maligaya. It does show ancient ruins NW of Jethawanaramaya Dagoba, Anuradhapura 50000, Sri Lanka
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Ancient ruins worth seeing - but you need a guide

This is well worth the walk. There are very interesting ruins - some not in that bad a state. You... read more

Reviewed February 20, 2018
AKW5457
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Tadworth, United Kingdom
Historical place

Its a beautiful place to visit. There is no signboard explaining the ruins but I could appreciate... read more

Reviewed September 5, 2017
Yogita78
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Bukit Mertajam, Malaysia
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Sangamitta Mawatha | Google map does not show Vijayabau Maligaya. It does show ancient ruins NW of Jethawanaramaya Dagoba, Anuradhapura 50000, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed February 20, 2018

This is well worth the walk. There are very interesting ruins - some not in that bad a state. You will need a guide to explain what the various buildings were in the past - notably the king's pool and the queen's pool. Both were...More

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Reviewed September 5, 2017

Its a beautiful place to visit. There is no signboard explaining the ruins but I could appreciate the beauty of this place

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Reviewed August 8, 2017

The Palace complex is in ruins, so one has to imagine what it looked like in its hey day. A local guide will provide some hoistorical facts, and there is a lot to study and admire in the ancient building.

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Reviewed July 2, 2017

This is near the Tuparam stupa and little away and completely in ruins and not really much to see ecept maybe for the fact that among all the stupas you have the ruins of a palace to visit

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Reviewed June 10, 2017 via mobile

Believed to be the palace of King Vijayabahu I who also started the Polonnaruwa kingdom ( Pulathisipura)... according to the archeological department of Sri Lanka this place was built only to accommodate the king until the conclusion of victory ceremony celebrating the defeat of Solli...More

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Reviewed March 25, 2017 via mobile

It is situated in the cultural triangle and a part of a must see for the culture vultures!! Dress appropriately please !!

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Reviewed February 5, 2017

Difficult to imagine what it must have been like centuries earlier. The ruins are hidden away and one needs transport to reach it. Not spectacular but enough for the historians to visit the site of the Royal Palace.

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Reviewed December 30, 2016 via mobile

It's pretty underwhelming as a place to visit. Don't bother unless you are driving right past it and you have time to spare.

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Reviewed December 22, 2016

It's a little hidden away so you need location help from locals but do the effort it's worth it take a local guide

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Reviewed August 12, 2016

This place is forgotten even by the people living in Anuradhapura. People go and see all the religious places and talk about the Anuradhapura Kingdom. But this is the only place to see remaining of a Royal Palace. True it was built at the beginning...More

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