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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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Twin Ponds: Glimpse of Ancient Marvel

Anuradhpura is a place with attractive, gigantic stupas, most sacred religious places & ancient marvels in Srilanka. The significant historical information of Kuttam Pokuna or... read more

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Pune, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Anuradhpura is a place with attractive, gigantic stupas, most sacred religious places & ancient marvels in Srilanka. The significant historical information of Kuttam Pokuna or Twin Ponds is easily available on google search engine & in trip advisor reviews. Twin ponds look beautiful. Helpful information for first time tourists is given below: Following are the prime sightseeing places in Srilanka... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you travel by tuk tuk or bike you can miss the roadblocks and charges that you cop by car. This place has a very promiscuous history.

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Bintan Island, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It is huge and double pool..the architecture still in good condition One of the best specimen of bathing tanks or pools in ancient Sri Lanka is the pair of pools known asKuttam Pokuna (Twin Ponds/Pools). The said pair of pools were built by the Sinhalese in the ancient kingdom of Anuradhapura. Highly recommended, near to the railways station

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Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The origins of these ponds are not known but it is thought to have been built during the reign of King Aggabodhi I (575-608). The smaller pond (the northern) one has been constructed first and the larger one at a later stage. They are connected through a pipeline at the bottom. The northern pond is 91 feet (28 meters) long... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

Mesmerizing and amazing piece of architectural work using solid rock. Protected by UNESCO. This is twin huge bath tubs like ponds where the king and queen was bathing. A master piece in high calibure of irrigation structures. A site never to be missed.

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Multan, Pakistan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

Kuttam Pakuna (Twin Ponds) Kuttam Pakuna (Twin Ponds) are two bathing tanks built in the middle of a garden in 6th century AD by King Aggabodhi for the monks and students, as part of Abhayagiri Monastery Complex in sacred city of Anuradhapura. It reflects wonderful skills possessed by the Sri Lankans 2000 years ago in architectural engineering and hydrological technology.... More 

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

What a surprise... two thousand years old water storage... still entact... and appealing... a must visit for history lovers

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016 via mobile

As in India we have lots of these types of ponds we were not impressed by the structure. You may stop for a short photo stop but nothing to keep you interested for long.

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Mortdale
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

The twin baths were built BC for the King and Queen. they are side by side and are exquisitely crafted and would amaze any one with an architectural flair.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016

Interesting that the baths are not identical in size, there is a wonderful snack bar selling nuts and fresh cut apples with salt and chilli which is amazingly restorative after a sweltering day in the heat.

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