The Image House of LankaTillake at Polonnaruwa.
Photo and Text by Siri
This massive brick structure in Polonnaruwa is part of the Alahana Pirivena, a 12th century monastic complex. The building stands about 170 feet long, 60 feet wide, and about 60 feet high. The interior walls of the building still has traces of murals that once decorated them. A headless statue of a standing Lord Buddha in the back wall dominates the image house. Note the two guardstones on either side of the stairs.
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