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Twin Baths (Kuttam Pokuna): Tours & Tickets

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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.
Watawandana Road, Anuradhapura 50000, Sri Lanka
+94 77 384 9429
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

These baths are huge. You can really appreciate how they were used, when and why as you approach. It was fascinating to be told about the old drainage and filtering systems to keep the water clean, which goes to show how smart our ancestors were....More

Date of experience: November 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This old structure will reveal the engineering g expertise of ancient Sinhalese and the well established monastic tradition which contributed to the spiritual and natural well beingof the people.

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Worth the visit on your tour of sacred places and ruins. The twin bath are in very good condition and maintained by the department of archeology. The. Water filtering system is also interesting and certainly very clever for the time. I’d advise to get a...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 7 August 2019

The twin baths are nice to visit but only if you have time to spare, there isn't much built around the ponds.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank alvarosjm
Reviewed 4 August 2019 via mobile

An amazing engineering feat of ancient times. The twin ponds are where monks would take their daily baths. The naga sculpture ( a snake like structure) in the northern pond is the guardian of the water. Many art pieces are feature in these ancient sites...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank samanthawicky
Reviewed 18 July 2019 via mobile

That is a amazing historical technologies of the Anuradhapura kingdom for the ponds for their day today activities.

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 30 May 2019

This was really interesting as the twin ponds/baths which were well engineered as our guide explained their purpose and how they worked.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 1945DJM
Reviewed 2 May 2019

These pools are well engineered but by comparison to the neighbouring relics really not of great interest.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 301lisa33
Reviewed 24 April 2019

Having seen the smaller royal bath in the ancient city of Polonnaruwa, I was quite impressed by this older twin bath in Anuradhapura. Massive granite slabs, an underground duct with filtering system to bring water to the pool and the decorations around the massive pools...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank GlobeTrotters4001
Reviewed 23 April 2019 via mobile

We had a fab guide who was really knowledgeable and was able to give us loads of information, plus point out the most interesting carving etc.

Date of experience: March 2019
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