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One of the best parts of the site

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

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Kirkcaldylad
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North Lanarkshire, United Kingdom
Royal Bath s- still in Great Condition

These are the Royal Baths that date back to the 11/12th century and have an unusual design - in... read more

Reviewed 26 March 2018
Honisoiquimalypense
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Derby, United Kingdom
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Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka
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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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"great historical site"
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"just in case"
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"warm weather"
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"main attractions"
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"council chamber"
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"background history"
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"royal palace"
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"visit this place"
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"polonnaruwa ruins"
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

One of the main attractions of the polonnaruwa ruins. It would be ideal if visit this place having the background history knowledge. Evening visit more convenient because of the warm weather. Stunning structure if you compare with the time.

Thank Kenneth S
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Reviewed 6 April 2017

The old royal bath is now just a run down structure full of filthy water. As part of the bigger ancient city it's worth a look but on it's own it's rather uninspiring.

Thank Albert_in_Qatar
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