Twin Baths (Kuttam Pokuna), Anuradhapura

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#3 of 10 in Nature in North Central Province
Water Body Nature / Park
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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  • Two magnificent pools that were used for the monks. Have imagine them centuries ago! They are in very good condition has see
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  • There are 2 huge pools of ancient times, owned by the neighbouring monasteries, perfectly preserved. They are not only beautiful, but they the trees surrounding them allow a break in the tough visit to the ruins. "Very nice elephant, 3 euros" are also visited by tireless street vendors.
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Hotels and guesthouses lie scattered around Anuradhapura, and accommodations tend to concentrate in a green neighborhood between the main street and Nuwara Wewa irrigation tank. Mid-range hotels near the tank also have swimming pools. Budget travelers should explore the numerous family-run guesthouses, where you can negotiate the price. You can always accept the offer by your rickshaw driver for a basic room at a reasonable rate.
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