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This is a very good place to spend time to see birds.The tank bund area is a good place for a walk... read more

Reviewed 5 November 2018
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too much windy place

too much wind we e go to the bank. buffalos in the tank. Some historians have speculated that... read more

Reviewed 28 June 2018
Kandy, Sri Lanka
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Mannar, Mannar 41000, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 5 November 2018 via mobile

This is a very good place to spend time to see birds.The tank bund area is a good place for a walk as there is a nice breeze.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 3SEse7
Reviewed 28 June 2018

too much wind we e go to the bank. buffalos in the tank. Some historians have speculated that Giant's Tank is the same as the Mahanama Matha Vapi tank built by King Dhatusena in the fifth century and restored by King Parakramabahu I in the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank udayangis
Reviewed 28 December 2017

located passing Mahavilachchiya towards mannar you cans top over a quick peep on the other side to see. It irrigates the place called the Rice Bowl of Sri Lanka which can tell you the size of the tank for you.

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank Kanishka M
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

Wanted to see elephants at the far end but was not lucky beautiful vast expanse of fresh water excellent for bird watching pelicans storks migratory ducks corporates unknown birds take a good pair of binoculars

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank Gihan W
Reviewed 6 March 2017

These days this lake is dried up save for a few puddles. However there are flocks of migratory birds feeding here. Very hot hardly any shade and quite far from Mannar

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Gayan P
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Very nice wet location. Can access easily as this is in Mannar road. Most of the time the tank is not full as most of the time there weather is hot.

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank lakshansilva
Reviewed 11 February 2017

This tank is said to be one of the many tanks built by king Dhatusena in the 5th century to provide water for rice cultivation. It is a massive tank and it can be accessed through many places from the mail road. We went for...More

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank Nadheera D
Reviewed 7 December 2016

Very old Tank (wewa) constructed few centuries ago. Still provide water for irrigation. There is fresh water fish in the tank.

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Kumwick
Reviewed 13 April 2016

Many beautiful areas around the bank where we could relaxed & enjoy bathing. Lots of places adjoining to the main road.

Date of experience: December 2015
Thank peushan
Reviewed 22 February 2016

Giants tank or Yodha Wewa is a large expanse of Fresh water where the locals fish for fresh water fish. The water flows through several canals to the agricultural lands cultivating mainly Paddy in large scale. A variety of bird life is seen in the...More

Date of experience: February 2016
Thank PRABHU60
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