Medirigiriya Watadageya [Medirigiriya]
Medirigiriya Watada Geya is one of the oldest ruin in South Asia, According to the historical records, Watada geya has build up before 1900 years. During the Polonnaruwa kingdom, it has build to protect thestupa from rain and sun. It's situated 40 km s away from Polonnaruwa. These unbelievable construction still stands without falling down. The meaning of watadagea, he house around the stupa. It has created only from the thick stone. It's circumstances is 57 feets. Hight 25 feets. There are four entrances made out of stone. The size of door frame is 8.4' x 4.8' , Therefore we can imagine the size of the well-grown person in this era. People believe these giant works has done by giants. There are three lines of stone towers. There are 20 towers in frost circle and another 16 towers in 2nd circle. Altogether there are 68 stone towers. Each tower has finished nicely. Today we cant imagine how they have finished these wonderful works. It is like machine cut work, Every angle sharp equal 90 degrees. Top of the tower trere are many decorations. Even today we can't imagine about these ancient people]s creations. Before reaching to historic Polonnaruwa kingdom, it is advisable to reach this lonely cultural center. You can turn from Minneriya junction to reach Medirigiriya. This rich cultural center is situated near the Kavudulla water tank.
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