Tissa Wewa
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Tissa Wewa was built by Devanampiya Tissa in Anuradhapura Kindom .Tissa Wewa is 2 miles long and 25 feet high
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Muditha J
Colombo, Sri Lanka683 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Family
It's recommended to visit there for relaxing, windy and comfortable. Don't bin your belongings there and keep everything with you when you are returning. Save water and environment
Written February 4, 2019
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Prof Thishan Jayasinghe
Sheffield, UK41 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Friends
Anuradhapura became the capital city of Sri lanka about 350 BC or nearly 2400 years ago. Since then, it remained as the capital city of Sri Lanka for nearly 1500 years until the capital of Sri Lanka was shifted to more secure city, Pollonnaruwa. Tissa Wewa is a man made reservoir with an earth embankment which are said to be compacted by using tamed elephants with the foot being covered with leather to ensure no pain or injury. At present, Tissa Wewa gets water from the Mahaweli river, the longest in Sri Lanka having a total length of 205 miles and also having its water diverted for irrigation purposes at many locations using barrages and submerged small dams and this water could be released to Tissa Wewa when the rainfall is not sufficient to ensure adequate drinking water to the city of Anuradhapura. The main water purification plant of National Water Supply and Drainage Board gets water from this reservoir to supply uninterrupted to the city of Anuradhapura that consists of the modern "new town" by the side of the "old town". Tissa wewa is a very relaxing place with very pleasing views specially as the sun rises early morning and as the sun sets in the evening.
Written March 4, 2019
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Dakles
Southampton, UK1,305 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Couples
Fairly typical lake/tank that you find around many Sri Lankan towns but, nonetheless, a pleasant and peaceful place to be (like many bodies of water). If you’re cycling around the archaeological park this makes a nice detour, taking the quiet and peaceful dirt tracks around the shore line.
Written February 12, 2019
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NamalCG
Sri Jayawardenepura, Sri Lanka48 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Family
One of the prominent lakes built during Anuradhapura era of ancient times of Sri Lanka. Built by King Devanampiyatissa you'd be amazed to see the technology used at the time of BC. This being used up to date mainly for agricultural needs of the area. A popular bathing spot for locals and local tourists although you should be very careful about where you bathe.
Written December 25, 2018
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SEs
London, UK25,915 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Friends
This is a man made lake by the King.This is very old.The ability and know how to build this in those days is amazing. You can stop and as is next to the main road.
Written October 29, 2018
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Mark Sheen
Clovis, CA72 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Family
How did they make this huge lake over 1000 years ago and still in use today to its fullest capacity.
Stay off water unless you are sure of the spot.
Written August 19, 2018
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