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Located near to the famous Mihintale monastery . Some people can say this may be a extension of the same monastery. However according to the Archeological evidences this place was awarded to the Buddhist monks by aa army leader of King Kashyapa the 4th.
This is a small but beautiful place. The lake is man made and is surrounded by large boulders and small archaeology sites that while currently occupied date back 1500 years. The monks live up the hill and meditate in the caves. There is no need...More
This place is known as "Kalu Diya Pokuna" in Sinhalese and means a black water pond.
This is situated in Central Province of Sri Lanka nearby the sacred Buddhist temple, Mihinthale. The surrounded area is known as "Thapo Wanaya" in Sinhalese which means a name...More
First impressions weren’t great, with low water and a lot of moss (and it’s clearly a reservoir rather than “natural”) but it turned out to be a beautiful and quiet spot with the attractive reservoir surrounded by ruins. You can take a leisurely walk around...More
This hidden gem of a place should be visited by all those who are interested in organic architecture and landscape. It is such a tranquil place. Not many visitors go there because they are distracted by more famous places in the locality.
There is very little to see from the road so many people pass this place by without even knowing it's there.
We stopped off around lunch time and found a group of about four young men bathing but otherwise we had the place to ourselves....More
We visited Black Water Lake with our Tuk Tuk driver enroute to climb Mihintale. He told us it was a special Buddhist location and we would like it. He was not wrong, it is an absolute gem.
You need to go at the right time...More
Outside of the bitten track lies this very nice ancient ruins. Situated in the jungle, monkeys and birds all around, almost not a visitor, makes you feel how Anuradhapura erea looks before it was dominated by tourist. A steep small trail leads to the caves...More
Kaludiya Pokuna (Pond of Black Water)
About 12 km from main city of Anuradhapura, (an important historical city 200 km north of capital Colombo in Sri Lanka) there is a beautiful suburban town called Mihintale, renowned for most sacred temple known as “Mihintale Temple” which...More