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Address: Watawandana Road, Anuradhapura 50000, Sri Lanka
Phone Number: +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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The twin baths were interesting. Enjoyed walking around each pool and imagining how busy they would have been. Very quiet place.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Jupiter, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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

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Jupiter, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The twin baths were interesting. Enjoyed walking around each pool and imagining how busy they would have been. Very quiet place.

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Thank T S
Pasadena, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is truly an interesting place of history. The stone layout is amazing. What a place for the people during that time to use and enjoy.

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Thank annminky
London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I can imagine that it may once have been very pleasant bathing here. The pools are an interesting feat of construction, but only worthy of a short visit.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

These twin baths are part of the Anuradhapura ancient ruins. It is absolutely fascinating how these stone monuments were built. There isn't much to the twin baths but it is a picture worthy moment. This tour should be really be done only if you have a driver as otherwise it is very very hot! Remember to dress appropriately; long sleeves... More 

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Thank Kaji_London
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

This consists of two ponds which was built for the use of the monks who were resided in Abhayagiriya Viharaya in ancient times. You will be amazed with the architectural design with stone at the ancient time of Sri Lanka.

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Thank Muhammadh R
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

The place is known for an advance rock carvings dated back to Anuradhapura kingdom (the first kingdom of the country). It locates at the heart of the city and accessible via any mode of transportation. However, there is no public transportation, hence it requires arrange own transport. As name says it has two ponds made out of rocks and history... More 

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Thank Nuwan K
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016 via mobile

It's a must to see as part of the tour around this place. Stop and absorb it all. Pretty cool taking pics at the bottom of the steps when there is no water in there...

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

When you are at the complex, the acient city, vist the ponds shortly. Its a nice place but not a lot to see an mostly occupied by toots who want to sell you crap.

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Thank JohanSlaghuis
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016

This was interesting to see, but as these pools are no longer used by the monks it looked like 2 empty concrete pools,

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