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AMAZING IRRIGATION SYSTEMS OF ANCIENT LANKA PURA – CITY OF ATLANTIS (SRI LANKA)

Kala Wewa, built by the King named Datusena in 307 B.C, is a twin reservoir complex (Kala Wewa... read more

Reviewed 19 July 2018
Dhilip d
A feat of ancient 'engineering'

We thought we were driving past just another reservoir until our guide explained that this was... read more

Reviewed 12 July 2017
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Reviewed 19 July 2018

Kala Wewa, built by the King named Datusena in 307 B.C, is a twin reservoir complex (Kala Wewa & Balalu Wewa) which has a capacity of 123 million cubic meters. This reservoir complex has facilitated with a stone made spillway and three main sluices. From...More

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Reviewed 12 November 2017

King Kashapa’a (the king of Sigiriya) father King Dhathusena’s Engineering talents created this huge lake “kalawewa”, preserve rain water for dry season agriculture. This is the old version of “rain water harvest” The king interpreted the lake as a treasure. When King Dathusena's son asks...More

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Reviewed 12 July 2017

We thought we were driving past just another reservoir until our guide explained that this was built in the 5th century AD. Fantastic. It was built as a reservoir and irrigation system and has a 40 miles circumference and 7 square mile area. Amazing. There...More

Thank Deryn H
Reviewed 8 July 2017

The lake was built by the King Dhathusena.This is the place that When King Dathusena's son asks for his right and King took some water to his hand and said this is your right(treasure).It's better to you to read the story. this is a very...More

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Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Built more than 15 centuries ago by King Dathusena. Better off visiting this place having the background history knowledge.

Thank Kenneth S
Reviewed 12 July 2016

Take your time to enjoy this place and have a nice bath.Few places are available for bath and it's mentioned safe in that areas . No better food restaurants available near his place

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