Twin Baths (Kuttam Pokuna), Anuradhapura

Categories: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
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Explore Twin Baths (Kuttam Pokuna), the scenic set of bathing ponds built between the 6th and 8th century by monks of Abhayagiri Monastery. Located near the ancient city of Anuradhapura, the pools not only capture the eyes of tourists with their architectural beauty, but also with their functionality. Notice how their position makes them seem identical, even though one outsizes the other by about 12 m (39 ft) in length. Inspect the rotund features called punkala, or "pots of plenty," placed on top of the stairs that lead to the waters. In the last part of the intricate system of filtration, clean water gushes out of the lion's head. Cool off your feet before diving in and marvel at this artistic engineering feat. To visit Twin Baths (Kuttam Pokuna) on your holiday in Anuradhapura, and find out what else Anuradhapura has to offer, use our Anuradhapura trip itinerary planner.
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  • These ponds are almost exactly the same. We with the help of our Lonely Planet Guide read something of the history of them.
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  • This was interesting to see, but as these pools are no longer used by the monks it looked like 2 empty concrete pools, 
  • These ponds look link swimming pools and supposed to have been used by Monks before morning rituals and prayers in ancient times.Water enters the larger pond through mouth of Makara( a mythical animal...  read more »
  • Two pair of pools or tanks which were used for bathing in past.Good and easy place to visit since it is side if the main road.
  • This is a wonder of ancient Sri Lankan Technology.
  • Another fabulous creation of the history.
  • Beautiful architecture
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