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Sacred City Of Anuradhapura - The Twin Pond
Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi
Ruwanveliseya
Thuparamaya
Abhayagiriya
Lankaramaya
Jethawanaramaya
Isurumuniya
Moonstone
Sigiriya
Asokaramaya
Stone Bridge
Samadhi Statie
The Twin Pond
Lowamahapaya




The most magnificent specimen of bathing tanks is the pair known as Kuttam Pokuna at Anuradhapura, near Abhayagiri Vihara. The garden which separates these 2 ponds is 18 ft (5.6 m). The larger of this pair is 132 ft in length and 51 ft in breadth (40 by 15.5 m), while the smaller is 91 feet long, the breadth is the same (28 by 15.5 m). The depth of the smaller pond is 14 feet (4.3 m) and the larger pond is 18 feet (5.5 m). The sides and the bottom of the ponds were faced with well cut granite slabs. Round the pond is a magnificent wall. Leading to the pond are a beautiful flight of steps on both sides, and decorated with "punkalas" and scroll design. There were underground ducts bringing water into these ponds and others emptying them. A wall is built to enclose the ponds, and inside it is a small compound.




| Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi | Ruwanveliseya | Thuparamaya | Abhayagiriya | Lankaramaya | Jethawanaramaya | Isurumuniya | Moonstone | Sigiriya | Asokaramaya | Stone Bridge | Samadhi Statie | The Twin Pond | Lowamahapaya |
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