Ranmasu Uyana, Anuradhapura

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  • The Ranmasu Uyana is in Anurdhapura. Anuradhapura is Srilanka's first ancient capital. In Ranmasu Uyana is now Temple but our guide told with us before it some of King's Palace over there. there have ...  more »
  • This an ancient park situated near Isurumuniya and the access is free of charge. Almost Everyone visit Isurumuniya, when they are in Anuradhapura, but within a five minute walk from Isurumuniya is thi...  more »
  • A visit very impression. I love this place and has an important historical value. Feel free to visit this place.
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  • The inscription says: "This park is a fine example of garden architecture in ancient Sri Lanka. The Vessagiriy inscription of Mahinda IV in the tenth century gives name of the park as "Ranmasu Uyana" meaning the goldfish park. According to legend it was in this royal park the prince Saliy the son of king Dutugemunubmet Ashokamala."
  • Ranmasu uyana is situated little away from the Isurumuniya temple car park. I went there with a friend of mine in the late afternoon. This ancient water park used by the kings in the Anuradhapura Kingdom is known to be the place where prince Saliya met his love Ashokamala. Entire park is built by carved stone blocks which are positioned precisely. In rear side of the first pond on a rock wall you could see bunch of elephants playing with water which is an amazing stone carving. In the back side of one of the huge bolders you could see the famous star gate. There are numerous theories explaining this. The park is kept very nicely by the authorities. You could find newly built sanitation facility in the entrance of the park. If you go there in the late afternoon you'll be treated with a beautiful sunset over the Tissa tank which is right next to the park.
  • Superb example of ancient garden design. Garden is located below tissa wewa tank and brick layed channels direct water around the garden to cool the surrounding. Two separate ponds are there for king and queen. Underground pipes circulate gravitate fed water to pools but most of them does not function now.
  • This place is said to be the garden which Saliya and Asokamala (the ancient prince and his lover) spend their time together. There are lots of pools with amazing rock crafts and ruines of buildings. Another important mark found here is the Star gate. Star gate is believed to be posses mysterious power.
  • What a nice example for Sri Lankan garden architecture of pre Christian era.
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