Twin Baths (Kuttam Pokuna), Anuradhapura

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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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  • The twin baths that are not twins. This site makes one recognise the engineering at the time to work the water systems in this way. Impressive  more »
  • This seems like a swimming pool but it s a bit different with a modern one. Its called twin ponds as there two such ponds and now a days its not in use really ,even though its seems one of the great p...  more »
  • These have a big history, These ponds were used by royals thousands years ago. Awesome architecture!  more »