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Hatadage - The ancient relic shrine in Polonnaruwa

Hatadage is one of the ancient ruins at the Mahamewna Park in Polonnaruwa which will take you back... read more

Reviewed May 10, 2018
Janaka P
,
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Amazing construction

A visit through the Polonnaruwa Ruins would not be complete without visiting the Hatadage... read more

Reviewed December 10, 2017
Destination_wherever
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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 10 May 2018

Hatadage is one of the ancient ruins at the Mahamewna Park in Polonnaruwa which will take you back centuries. A must see. Pls include this to your bucket list...

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Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

A visit through the Polonnaruwa Ruins would not be complete without visiting the Hatadage. Hatadage is an ancient relic shrine in the city of Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka. It was built by Nissanka Malla, and had been used to keep the Relic of the tooth of...More

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Reviewed 24 November 2017 via mobile

This is an old Buddhist temple supposed to have been built in sixty days.A must when you are here.Worth the visit.

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Reviewed 13 September 2017

This was one of the very many sites we experienced thanks to our expert guide Palitha. Hatadage is located nearby many other important sites (Sacred Quadrangle / Citadel / Vatadage) and is best seen with a guide (to maximize time and to gain insight into...More

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Reviewed 27 August 2017

Opposite the beautiful watadage in the sacred quadrangle this structure was supposedly two storied with the top portion completely gone. Again believed to have built to house the tooth relic at one point of time. Has three Buddha statues within it.

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Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

This is a really nice building which I enjoyed greatly. I felt that the decision to suspend a large plastic tarpaulin over the images was bizarre, unnecessary and detracted from the feel of the place. You will visit this part of the site for sure...More

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Reviewed 20 March 2017

Nothing truly spectacular about this one. Kind of gets lost in the maze of ruins. Can give it a pass.

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Reviewed 28 March 2016

As soon as you enter the elevated area of the Dalada Maluwa, the Hatadage is on the right, whereas the Vatadage is on the left. Compared to the other structures within the are, this I would say is only average.

Thank chandknee
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Reviewed 12 March 2016 via mobile

This building also once held the Buddha's tooth relic. It pales in comparison to the circular Vatadage across. With no shoes allowed on the religious sites, it can be uncomfortable to walk barefoot on the very hot sand and stones paths. It is best to...More

Thank TorontoMusicman
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Reviewed 16 December 2015 via mobile

The Hatadage is located in the crowded Quadrangle area and just wasn't as impressive as the other monuments / relic chambers in the area (such as the Vatadage). We didn't even take a photograph of this one. Our guide book says that the Hatadage may...More

Thank mikeedeedee
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