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Elegant Ruin

These were once the royal baths back in the day and they are well enough preserved to see how grand... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Bozeman-Dublin
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Dublin, Ireland
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Amazing Place

We visited this site in June as part of a group tour through Trip A Deal. Our guide, Lakmal, lead... read more

Reviewed 28 June 2018
Russell F
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Melbourne, Australia
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Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka
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"royal bath"
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"stunning structure"
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"scented water"
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"worth seeing"
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"ample information"
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"just in case"
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"great historical site"
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"warm weather"
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"council chamber"
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"royal palace"
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"polonnaruwa ruins"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

These were once the royal baths back in the day and they are well enough preserved to see how grand they must have been in tbeir heyday They are beautifully ornate and though from the outside the complex is a high rectangle, the waters inside...More

Thank Bozeman-Dublin
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Reviewed 28 June 2018

We visited this site in June as part of a group tour through Trip A Deal. Our guide, Lakmal, lead us through the site explaining all the history and the site and the importance of it today. Like many other sites in Sri lanka, this...More

Thank Russell F
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Reviewed 14 May 2018

This has to be one of the best parts of this vast site and it is worth time walking to it and around it.

Thank Kirkcaldylad
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Reviewed 26 March 2018

These are the Royal Baths that date back to the 11/12th century and have an unusual design - in that the outside is a square and the inside is a cross!In the centre of the bath is a carved stone lotus flower. there are carved...More

Thank Honisoiquimalypense
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Reviewed 26 January 2018

Ignore the green water, you can see from the design and decoration that it would have been a beautiful pool in its time. Be careful where you point your camera or the snake charmer will shout at you to give him money.

Thank mrdom
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Reviewed 26 January 2018 via mobile

Lies inside in the inner city ancient ruins city Polonnaruwa the Kumara Pokuna is a royal bathing pool built entirely of smooth stone. Amazing it is so well kept after so long, the intricate work and design is beautiful.

Thank Destination_wherever
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Reviewed 27 November 2017 via mobile

This is a bath area used by the ancient kings of Sri lanka .This is a still in very good condition. A good place to see.

Thank SE s
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Reviewed 11 November 2017

Kumara Pokuna is a well preserved royal bath near the Royal site #32 at Ancient City of Polonnaruwa, and is located down a couple set of stairs (paved steps & hand rail) near #34 King's Council Chamber. This seemed to be the only pond in...More

Thank Titus D
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Reviewed 13 September 2017

Kumara Pokuna is site #32 at Ancient City of Polonnaruwa, and is located down a couple set of stairs (paved steps & hand rail) near #34 King's Council Chamber. This seemed to be the only pond in the vicinity (and the only one we saw...More

1  Thank DJEargasm
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Reviewed 16 August 2017

Once the royal bath and swimming pool hasn't lost its charm. The place is not so far from the royal palace. Watch out for the guy with his snakes, he ask ridiculous amount of money!

Thank Daniel19721972
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