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Really nice lake

Awsome lake in the Tissa. Awsome view around, many flying birds. We enjoyed boat trip across the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Roman V
via mobile
Best place to relax your mind

If you walk to this place in a evening you will feel very relaxed and peaceful in your mind. Huge... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
srilankadrivemytrip
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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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 Tissamaharama. The lake was restored in 1871 [4] . The embankment (or bund) on the southern shore supports the Tissa-Kataragama road (B464), which is lin
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“beautiful lake” (10 reviews)
“boat ride” (9 reviews)
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Tissamaharama, Sri Lanka
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"lotus leaves"
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"bird island"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Awsome lake in the Tissa. Awsome view around, many flying birds. We enjoyed boat trip across the lake to see nice special trees, nice Budha temple view. Very quiet and inspired place. I love it. Must see.!

Thank Roman V
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you walk to this place in a evening you will feel very relaxed and peaceful in your mind. Huge lage with many birds and also crocodiles home.

Thank srilankadrivemytrip
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Reviewed 24 April 2018

Relax, enjoy, with beautiful breeze and nature.Truly a heaven on earth to relax, enjoy with cool breeze....Amazing lake... You never want to go back home :)

Thank S R
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Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

After safari we walked around the tissa lake. Some places we couldn't walk but the little wind gave us comfortable feelings . Some small islands were in mid in the lake and different kinds of birds on the trees of there. We had a wonderful...More

Thank johnsamual
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Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

Walked a part of the lake twice. Once in the afternoon and once in the evening. The afternoon walk was great, saw lots of squirrels on a tree jumping around. And also a pair of green parrots. The water nearby the lily leaves are clear...More

Thank lhw0307
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Reviewed 28 February 2018

What a nice little surprise this turned out to be, sunset boat ride was very lovely, we had a nice boatman who took us around, we saw this magical bird tree filled with hundreds of ibis and other birds, it was so breathtaking! Retrospectively speaking,...More

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Reviewed 16 February 2018 via mobile

We just hired one of the guys with a boat waiting on the bank of the lake. He took us all around the lake and was knowledgable about the wildlife and plants. Engine was quite noisy but he would turn it off and let us...More

Thank Lucykiwi
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Reviewed 11 February 2018

Take some time to try to spot birds and other wildlife. The terrace at Oak Ray lake resort is the perfect spot to do so.

Thank KristaTheNetherlands
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Reviewed 16 January 2018

We just passed by the lake on a stroll one late afternoon, and were stunned by the beauty. There were pelicans, bee eaters and Kingfishers along with many other species. It was really a very nice Place for a stroll.

Thank swede1102
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Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

We went for a boat safari with Malaka the boatman. He is very knowledgeable on the type of birds and showed us a huge variety. The sunset views are also stunning. Highly recommend this.

Thank hweehoons
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