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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.
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Watawandana Road, Anuradhapura 50000, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Detailed and Interesting rock carving of the twin baths, even more interesting the engineering involved in supplying the water, back in the 8th century when the work was supposedly completed. With the palace itself practically gone, its hard to imagine how the entire place looked...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

This is where the King and Queen bathe days gone by.The pond is well maintained. A very good place to take a photo.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 3 November 2018

The twin baths are worth stopping at. You'll see interesting architecture and, if with a guide, you'll get the history.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank V3056IYkatiep
Reviewed 14 October 2018

These were large bathing tanks that catered to the needs of the monks and staff of the Abhayagiri and were built around the 8th century. Water was filtered several times before flowing in to the ponds through a dragon headed spout. Other noteworthy features are...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

This place serves as an epitome of the creativity,art and technology of ancient Sri Lanka. This is a must visit if you want to see the miracles the old kings had performed in the ancient times.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

This pond was believe that used by King Dutugemunu and his bunch of Queens. There are two identical ponds, but only King and his main queen used one pond.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank nilusha707
Reviewed 28 July 2018

One can only imagine how grand and impressive such monuments were in their day. I still believe it is possible to bring it all back to full function.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Ex-Canberran
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

The Twin Baths are absolutely huge and considering how long ago they were commissioned and built, they represent a truly remarkable feat of engineering. As the name suggests there are two ornate stepped baths side by side with beautiful carved steps and gates. There are...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Bozeman-Dublin
Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

The trees were flowering during our visit in July, which made this particularly beautiful to visit and photograph. It wasn’t too busy so could photograph without tourists popping into frame all the time. Interesting construction. Could use more English language details on history and construction...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank sankra1
Reviewed 4 July 2018 via mobile

So this place has massive potential but even the local guides aren’t quite sure what was happening here. Suggest coming up with a cool story of kings and Buddha’s of past that resonates with people and going with it. Monkeys all over the joint.

Date of experience: July 2018
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