Thivanka Image House, Polonnaruwa

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  • This is one of my favourite parts of the ruins at Polonnaruwa Ancient Site. Another awe-inspiring architecture built by the King Parakramabahu, The Great since 12th century. Intricate details of...  more »
  • Buddha statues, image houses, stupas galore! The Thivanka image house gives you a good glimpse of the beauty of the place!  more »
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  • We started to explore the old city pretty late and we decided to start with this point. We were totally thrilled and even if it's a bit far away from other historical places, it's worth a bike ride.
  • Thivanka Pilimage had been built by King Parakramabahu (1153-1186) as part of the Jethavanarama Complex. Since the large image of Buddha has been curved in 3 places, this has been given the name “Thivanka” which literally means three curves. As most other structures of this era,  this is too built with bricks including the statue. The Buddha statue at the Thivanka Pilimage is about 8 meters in height but today the part of the statue above the head has been destroyed. The statue as at today is 6.6 metres tall. The building is 133 feet long and 67.6” feet wide. The walls are 7-12 feet thick making the internal size of the building much smaller.

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