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Hatadage, Polonnaruwa

#13 of 19 in Historic Sites in Polonnaruwa
Religious Site · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Hatadage (Sinhala: හැටදාගේ) is an ancient relic shrine in the city of Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka. It was built by King Nissanka Malla, and had been used to keep the Relic of the tooth of the Buddha. The Hatadage had been built using stone, brick and wood, although only parts of the brick and stone walls now remain. It appears to have been a two-storey structure, but the upper storey has now been destroyed. Three Buddha statues carved out of granite rock are located within a chamber of the shrine.

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  • Known also as the Shrine of Sixty Relics, it sits opposite the Vatadage. It may have housed at one stage the Tooth Relic, possibly built by Nissankamalla but this is disputed. It is thought its three....  more »
  • An important element of Polonnaruwa, Hatadage wows you with its significance. A great place to imbibe the beauty and culture of the country.  more »
  • Very interesting temple complex. Watch out - you can't take a photo with Buddha's feet!
  • Great place, large cozy rooms and bathrooms, very calm and quiet environment and friendly service. Love the place except for lesser meal options during the lesss crowded days
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