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Tissa Wewa

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“beautiful lake”(11 reviews)
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The lake, an artificial reservoir, is thought to have been constructed in the 3rd Century BC, either by Mahanaga of Ruhuna or his successor Yatala Tissa of Ruhuna, in order to irrigate paddy lands and supply water to the flourishing city of...more
Tissamaharama, Sri Lanka
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All reviews boat ride beautiful lake fruit bats man made lake bird watching life jackets birds flying bird life pleasant walk paddy fields fish swimming enjoy the cool breeze capital city an interesting place to visit lovely surroundings walking path water supply
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did a boat ride in the lake. There is a small island in the middle of the lake. a lot of birds can be seen there. Very nice for nature lovers. prices are very reasonable.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank DT_1995DT
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am really enjoy and used to Visit here every time , peach full environment , highly recommend to Visit here

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank HKpnk2019
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This lake is man buid lake, 10th century B.C. Very quiet and peaceful. Enjoyed walking along this river. Boating option is available but did not ride any one of the boat as they seems to be very old.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank PadmasenB
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The lake is with a beautiful environment. However one part of the lake covered with plants due to no proper maintenance. Since this is very closer to a major pilgrims place it can be develop considering rest and freedom of people visiting the place.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank roshan2000t
Reviewed 11 February 2019

Tissa Wewa, an artificial reservoir, was built by Devanampiya Tissa (3rd century BC) in order to increase the water supply to his capital city of Anuradhapura. . The embankment of Tissa Wewa is 2 miles (3.2 km) long and 25 feet (7.6 m) high this...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 9 February 2019 via mobile

It's a beautiful lake with fresh water near to Tissamaharama temple. It's better to do a boat tour in the evening. Many species of birds can be seen it the middle island of the lake. As well as a lot of birds can be seen....More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Venus_LMJ
Reviewed 29 January 2019 via mobile

Tissa wewa is a historic tank/reservoir built by the old kings of Srilanka. The beauty of the man made lake surrounded by the lushing Hotels is a mesmerising sight to watch from the middle of the lake. The lake has an island thats is captured...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank rczahir
Reviewed 20 January 2019

A place to spend your evening after visiting yala sanctuary in the morning .Tranquil scenery with variety of birds around. .

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Dilash D
Reviewed 19 January 2019

Nice place for an evening or early morning walk-around. It is a man made reservoir constructed in the 3rd century B.C. Nice view of Tissa Raja Maha vihara Dagoba (stupa) with green paddy fields in background from here.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank KusalE
Reviewed 30 November 2018

If you're interested in bird watching, this is a great place. So many migrant birds can be found near the lake. There are boats that take you around the lake. They charged 1500 LKR as I can recall.

Date of experience: November 2018
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