The Ruins of Polonnaruwa

The Archeological Zone

The Sacred Quadrangle represents just a small section of the ruins of Polonnaruwa. The tour below covers many of the outlying structures of the archeological zone. To access the sites, either click on the map below, or choose a particular site from the table below the map. In either case, the site will open in a new window, and you simply click the "close" button at the bottom of each page to return to this page. Happy exploring! [If the map below does not appear, please check your ad-blocker]

Update:We have recently added a 360 degree tour of the entire Polonnaruwa complex. (including the Sacred Quadrangle) It may be found at the bottom of the page

Polonnaruwa Archeological Zone

Gal ViharaKiriveheraSiva Devale #2Lankatilaka Image HouseAlahana ParivenaRankot VeheraManik VeheraSiva Devale #1Pabalu VeheraKumara PokunaAudience Hall of ParakramabahuPalace of ParakramabahuStatue of ParakramabahuPotgul Vehera

1. Potgul Vehera
5. Kumara Pokuna
9.   Rankot Vehera
13. Kirivehera
2. Statue of Parakramabahu
6. Pabalu Vehera
10. Alahana Parivena
14. Gal Vihara
3. Palace of Parakramabahu
7. Siva Devale #1
11. Lankatilaka Image House

4. Court of Parakramabahu
8. Manik Vehera
12. Siva Devale #2

360 Tour of the Ancient City of Polonnaruwa

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Virtual Reality Tour for VR Headsets:
There is also a version of this tour designed specifically for VR headsets such as Google Cardboard, and it works with both iPhones and Android devices. It may be access by scanning on the QR code to the left. If you are viewing this site on a mobile phone, you may access the VR tour by following this link.

For iOS devices: scan QR code with your device's camera app, tap on the prompt to open Safari. Select "Allow Device Motion" and the next prompt, "Allow Access to Motion Orientation." Turn the device to landscape mode and a split screen will appear. When the screen turns white, swipe up for fullscreen mode, and place in headset. Here is a video of how to do this--it is simpler than it sounds! [The video opens in a new window--close when done to return to this page]

For Android devices: Open the camera app and use the built-in scanner to scan the QR code above. Confirm that you want to open the website, and wait for it to load--it should load in stereo view. Select the fullscreen ("X" option) from the menu at the bottom. Turn the device to landscape mode and you are ready to go. Here is a video of how to do this--it is simpler than it sounds! [The video opens in a new window--close when done to return to this page]

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