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Council Chamber King Parakramabahu

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Council Chamber of King Parakramabahu, Polonnaruwa.

This is the Council Chamber ( Raja Sabahawa) of king Parakaramabahu the Great (1153 -1186 AD). This also known as Raja Vaishyabhujanga Mandapaya.

The Council chamber is 75 feet in length and 33 feet width. The design was done in three tires. The first, lowest level was decorated with row of elephants and the second level with lions. Third an the upper most wall is decorated with Vamana rupa.

There are 4 rows with 12 stone pillars in each raw. Each pillar is decorated with carvings. It is believed that the roof supported on the stone pillars probably done with wood and clay tiles.


Specific details

Opening Hours 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Best time to visit Year Round
Entrance Tickets Required Yes
Restaurant Available No
Parking Available No
Payment Options Payment upon arrival, Credit card
Duration 15 minutes
Local Guide Available Yes


Polonnaruwa , Polonnaruwa District, Sri Lanka


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