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Ancient Edifice.

One can only imagine how grand and impressive such monuments were in their day. I still believe it... read more

Reviewed 28 July 2018
Very Impressive Ancient Engineering

The Twin Baths are absolutely huge and considering how long ago they were commissioned and built... read more

Reviewed 22 July 2018
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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 3 days ago

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

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Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

Thank Malki S
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.

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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.

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

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

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.

Thank Murray F
Reviewed 21 June 2018

Really nice architectural and artistic design. worth visiting. You could only imagine how the royals enjoyed at the time they used the baths!

Thank MaraMara M
Reviewed 20 June 2018

This is a bath that the royal families had their baths. The beauty of this is greater when seen from above. I wish I was alive in the era when these baths were used by royalty.

Thank Harsha P
Reviewed 9 June 2018

Nothing great, but if you love history and culture then you can relate it to the early days and imagine how their life would be in those days.

Thank arinds
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