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. Put Twin Baths (Kuttam Pokuna) into our Anuradhapura road trip tool to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Anuradhapura.
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  • It was two Royal swimming pools from the 6th century AD, nice to be nice King. Preferably we would jump immediately when the heat in the pool, if only the water was not as dirty.
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  • It is a part of UNESCO world heritage site of Anuradhapura. It is a masterpiece of ancient advanced technology built by Sinhales. It was used by monks for bathing. Underground inlets & outlets for wat...  more »
  • So if you are in this archaeological site passed to a look but if you are in a hurry you can make it even less!
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