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Address: Watawandana Road, Anuradhapura 50000, Sri Lanka
Phone Number: 94773849429
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Two bathing ponds aligned lengthwise exemplifying the artistic achievements...

Two bathing ponds aligned lengthwise exemplifying the artistic achievements in the field of hydraulic engineering in ancient Sri Lanka. They date back to between eight A.D. and Ten A.D.

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Great photo opp, but BEWARE of the "salesmen"

Best advice: buy some stale popcorn from the kiosks to feed the fish. This makes for a great photo opportunity. Also, beware of pushy salesmen who WILL follow you to your car.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A great monument built by the ancient kings. Amazing feat of engineering. This shows the talent and the capability of our ancient workers.

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Thank shehamramiz
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is really one of the best constructions made by Ancient Sri Lankans, It will be really good the government put some funds to clean these two ponds a bit.

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Thank Sumith G
Istanbul, Turkey
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69 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best advice: buy some stale popcorn from the kiosks to feed the fish. This makes for a great photo opportunity. Also, beware of pushy salesmen who WILL follow you to your car.

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Thank yabancikiz
Exeter, United Kingdom
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165 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Given the age of these two baths, you have to wonder at the engineering and skills of water management these people possessed. Spot lots of fish and the occasional turtle too!

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Thank steadyslack
NSW AUSTRALIA
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390 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It is quite amazing that these baths were built such a long time ago and the filtration system is quite ingenious. However the water was putrid, lots of rubbish around, mangy looking dogs and a strong smell of cow manure did not endear this place to me.

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Thank NswAustraliaDidi
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

They have good architecture in the walls, and a history story, but after all, it's just two ponds for bathing.

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Thank PeteLucy434
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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6 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

Where monks of the Kings bath, now the water looks polluted , beautiful stone carvings proportionate without any modern equipment .

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Thank Amila G
Al Jubail, Saudi Arabia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

We visited the twin baths. Spent around 30 minutes there not much to see but the two pools where the king took a bath

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Thank texantraveler42
Navi Mumbai, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

Twin Ponds are part of the city tour of Anuradhapura and of significance in the overall setup of the ancient city

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Thank Paritosh1521
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

This place has two large ancient ponds; and they are very beautifully crafted, and a must watch if you are in Anuradhapura.

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Thank Kamal M

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