Medirigiriya-Vatadage-Sri-Lanka

polonnaruwa

Distance - 14Km

Medirigiriya watadage or the circular relic house could be reached via Minneriya and Higurakgoda. This is a pillared building around a small stupa provided with four entrances and four Buddha images placed in the cardinal points.

This pre-Christian structure had been constructed by King Kanitha Tissa in the 1st century AD. The Watadage is located on a small rock and it could be reached by a flight of steps cut on the rock. Entrance is from the northern side of the Watadage.

The Buddhs statue in the seating position in the centre of the main stupa is now in ruins.

Back to Excursions