Gal Vihara

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  • Address: Nissankamallapura, Sri Lanka, Polonnaruwa
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  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Phone: +94-272222235
  • Tags: Statue, Leisure, Family And Kids

Gal Vihara, also known as Gal Viharya was previously called Uttararama. It is a part of the Polonnaruwa Park and one of the most popular tourist attractions of the Central Province in Sri Lanka. As you enter Gal Vihara, you will be amazed by the huge statues of Buddha, one in sitting position, one in reclining and the third one in standing position. These are carved out of a single granite rock. You will find a fourth, much smaller Buddha figure seated inside an artificial cavern. As you observe the four statues, you will be intrigued by the claims of some people that the statue in the standing position is not of Buddha, but of the monk Ananda. Behind the statues is the stupa and the whole architecture and arrangement of the place are bound to leave an impression in your heart.

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  • Gal Vihara Address: Nissankamallapura, Sri Lanka, Polonnaruwa
  • Gal Vihara Contact Number: +94-272222235
  • Gal Vihara Timing: 24-hrs
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  • 95% of people who visit Polonnaruwa include Gal Vihara in their plan

  • 27.72% of people start their Gal Vihara visit around 08 AM - 09 AM

  • People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Gal Vihara

Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday

92.22% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Gal Vihara

People normally club together Ampara Airport and Kiri Vehera while planning their visit to Gal Vihara.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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