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Twin Baths (Kuttam Pokuna)

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Twin Baths (Kuttam Pokuna)

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Watawandana Road, Anuradhapura 50000 Sri Lanka
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Anuradhapura Buddhist Icons Tour from Dambulla

(SKU: LK60061800) This memorable tour takes you to see some of the historic highlights of Sri Lanka. Explore cultural sites in Anuradhapura, including Sri Maha Bodhi and Thuparamaya. Visit the famous perfectly sculpted Aukana Buddha Statue. Get to know more about historical Sri Lanka with this tour.
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Kamal P wrote a review May 2020
Byron Bay, Australia2,275 contributions52 helpful votes
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Twin ponds is merely not an attractive set of ponds but a place where one can observe ancient water purification and desilting system, sending water column through scientifically designed set of stone containers. Steps give access to water at any level and platforms give access along the perimeter of the pond. Structure is all in stone and polished to give neatness while decorative ornaments adore the beauty of the construction. The floral vases (Pun kalasa) at the entrances to the two ponds differ in design. A five hooded Cobra image on the wall is extremely beautiful.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Steve_Grant1 wrote a review Mar 2020
Oldham, United Kingdom1,137 contributions259 helpful votes
These are two pleasant pols of water. Look out for the various birds that come when you are walking around the site. On one site are a range of stalls selling mainly tourist stuff. However, over the road is a shop that sells large bottles of coke at a good price. Good to cool down with on a hot day.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Kai Wah wrote a review Mar 2020
Malaysia2,794 contributions138 helpful votes
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This is part of the Anuradhapura Ancient City with entrance fee of LKR4,550 per person per entry. Kuttam means twin and Pokuna means pond, so it is literally the twin pond. It was built since Anuradhapura Kingdom as far back to 4th century. It is regarded as one of the significant architecture in terms of hydrological engineering by the Sinhalese. Beautiful and artistic architecture with peaceful surroundings. Fishes can be sighted in the ponds too. It is essential to hire a driver service while visiting Anuradhapura site since the attractions are located pretty far from one another. Nice place to stop over for 15-20 mins visit.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Prasanna M wrote a review Feb 2020
Rowville, Australia165 contributions6 helpful votes
This has been built by great Sri Lankan kings. It's made of two similar swimming pools. One pool is slightly smaller than the other. They are made out of granite. around the pools you could see a granite wall with Ancient Sri Lankan carvings. There's a belief that ancient Sri Lankan stone masons had a technology to soften the Granite.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Albia-Newton wrote a review Feb 2020
Weston super Mare, United Kingdom3,597 contributions1,051 helpful votes
Very scenic pair of ancient tanks. Part of the sacred city and included in the ticket price for that area
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Date of experience: February 2020
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