Points of Interest - Polonnaruwa

Parakramabahu Statue

Statue of King Parakramabahu

Bordering the Parakramabahu Lake is the statue, believed to be of King Parakramabahu, demonstrating the great architectural aptitude of ancient times. The 11ft 2in. height statue portrays a strong male figure, holding an Ola Leaves book (Pus Kola) in a grandeur manner. Next to the statue, sits the Pothgul Vehera (library) a small circular structure believed to have been either a library or a lecture theatre.

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