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Address: Watawandana Road, Anuradhapura 50000, Sri Lanka
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+94 77 384 9429
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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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Very close to the main Anuradapura religious places. The value of this place should be taken with the time it was built. Maybe 2300 years back. The structure still remains very... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Kenneth S
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Voorschoten, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A hydrological piece of engineering in the history of the kingdom of. Anuradhpura. Dress code is relaxed, however please consider this area as religious grounds.

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Thank Suvieve
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very close to the main Anuradapura religious places. The value of this place should be taken with the time it was built. Maybe 2300 years back. The structure still remains very solid.

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Thank Kenneth S
Munich, Germany
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not really spectacular. You can have a look when you are driving by anyways, but I wouldn't go there just for this...

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Thank 123_Tia
Nicosia, Cyprus
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2017 via mobile

Place is nice but if you are in hurry you can skip it to see more beautiful places.It was good but when I arrived there place was full with little students :D

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Luton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2017

Not far from roadside and accessible by car. Our guide proved very useful in painting a broad history of the site. One would need a guide or printed information to appreciate the cultural aspects of the site

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

Twin Baths (Kuttam Pokuna) For centuries this area had been depopulated by the Malaria Mosquito and the surrounding jungle had reestablished itself, covering the many temples and Stupa built by a long Line of Sri Lankan kings each trying to outdo his predecessor by building bigger and better. Fortunately some have been reconstructed by the Sri Lankan archeological society. One... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2017

The twin baths are part of the Anuradhapura complex and is well worth a visit. Although there is only green stagnant water in the baths, they still provide great insight into the building skills of the ancient Sri Lankans. In order to actually get a good look at this structure, one must decend and then ascend a steep set of... More 

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Bratislava, Slovakia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2016

Our guide said that this pool never was an empty. In the monsoon time the pool is filled by water from rain. And on sunny days will never evaporate entire water from this pool. The water is still there and prepare for using like in an ancient time...

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Thank Helia_linne
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2016

The twin baths are a feat of engineering that are a bit overlooked in the sheer scale of the Anuradhapura....that said they are quiet and majestic, and one of incredible features of Anuradhapura is that the sites are not only still used, but splattered right across a functional city. These have clever ingress from tank water, and egress out to... More 

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Thank Sarah P
New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2016

All sites in Anuradhapura including this one are well restored and maintained and worth a visit by all.

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