1. Polonnaruwa Ancient City (Ancient Buddhist Sites in Sri Lanka)





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Published on Jan 13, 2014

The ancient capital city of Polonnaruwa is an important Buddhist archaeological site dating back to the 12th century. This brief introduction offers a visual idea of the architectural landscape when planning a visit to this UNESCO World Heritage site.

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Throughout history in Sri Lanka, emperors of each dynasty deeply venerated Buddhism. We find in Polonnaruwa that different emperors built ornate palaces to enshrine the Buddha, Bodhisattvas and even housed the most precious Buddhist relics in one of the palaces. If you make a walk around the area, you will notice and appreciate that this is like an outdoor museum of Buddhist architecture.

Produced by Buddhistdoor (2010, 2013)

Hosted by Walter Ngai (on short-term monastic retreat)

Filmed on location in Sri Lanka by Scott Chan
Voiceover narration: Andrew Lau
Video editing: Herbert Ip
Graphic design: Dick Choi

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