After the Quandrangle, left for the Lankatilaka and the Gal Vihara on foot.
19 Pabula Vihara, also known as the Parakramabahu Vihara, is a tpical dagoba from the period of Parakramabahu I. It is the third-largest dagoba in Polonnaruwa. 27 Shiva Devale No. 2 is the oldest structure in Polonnaruwa and dates from the brif Chola period, when the Indian invaders established the city. It was built entirely of stone, so the structure today is much as it was when built.
23 Rankot Vihara (initial name “Ruwanmali dagaba”) is the 4th largest stupa in the country. Built by King Nissanka Malla (1187-1196), it is 55 meters in height 185 meters in circumference. This is the largest Stupa in Polonnaruwa. 12 Buddha Seema Prasada is the highest building in this area, a monastic university that extends over 80 hectares, the Buddha Seema Prasada was the abbots’ convocation hall, and features a ‘mandapaya’ or raised platform with decorative pillars.
This area was dense with numerous untouched ruins.
16 Lankatilaka Vihara is a monolithic Buddha image house built by king Parakramabahu (1153-1186) lying on the north of Buddha Seema Prasada.
At the entrance to the building is two massive pillars made from bricks. The tallest one is 58 feet in height.
The Buddha statue is also completely made out of clay bricks and it has been 41 feet in height.
Specially made flat bricks have been used to build this statue and today the portion above the shoulder is destroyed.
The building is complete made out of bricks and the outer walls are covered with elaborate designs and carvings.