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Twin Baths (Kuttam Pokuna)

Watawandana Road, Anuradhapura 50000, Sri Lanka
+94 77 384 9429
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This greatest architecture is so unbelievable and magical and any one should not miss visiting this... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Stevej88877
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Two adjacent bodies of water

The twin ponds were used for bathing tanks in ancient Anuradhapura city. One side of the pond still... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
traveller_prk
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Bengaluru, India
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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.
  • Excellent24%
  • Very good45%
  • Average27%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Watawandana Road, Anuradhapura 50000, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This greatest architecture is so unbelievable and magical and any one should not miss visiting this unbelievable place.

Thank Stevej88877
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The twin ponds were used for bathing tanks in ancient Anuradhapura city. One side of the pond still exposes the simple way in which the water was filtered before it entered into the ponds

Thank traveller_prk
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

Though this place is of historical importance but has not been well maintained. No description of the historical importance is available at the site. The water in the tanks is very dirty and should be changed or cleaned regularly to make it a good attraction

Thank abhi_jsr
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

Great place to visit. Just to appreciate how they could have constructed these so well, so long ago. Full of vile green water now - but did have fish and a turtle swimming in it (amongst the other rubbish)

Thank johnboy3bw
Reviewed 10 May 2017

This place made a change from visiting all of the stupas in Anuradhapura and was interesting to see. I imagine it was more impressive in its day, with an advanced system for cleaning the water to allow monks to bathe and ablute themselves. Only small,...More

Thank 2wreckless
Reviewed 29 April 2017

Ancient bathing tanks which belongs to ancient kingdom of Anuradhapura. Kuttam Pokuna means pair of ponds. Must visit place at Anuradhapura.

Thank Malaka Sanjaya W
Reviewed 26 April 2017

This is an extraordinary construction for its' time. The different levels where bathers would sit demonstrates a hierarchy. Despite the colour of the water you will find turtle or two swimming & there is no smell. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank Susan M
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

It was such a pride to see this greatest architecture. It emphasizes a hard workings of a great civilization.

Thank shenp34
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Considered as one of the best specimen of great bathing pools in Sri Lanka ... situated in Mahamewna Uyana near to Abhayagiri Sthupa..

1  Thank Sunimal R
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

The twin baths that are not twins. This site makes one recognise the engineering at the time to work the water systems in this way. Impressive

2  Thank Angleseateam
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