Twin Baths (Kuttam Pokuna), Anuradhapura

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#3 of 12 in Nature in North Central Province
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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  • The twin baths are nice to visit but only if you have time to spare, there isn't much built around the ponds.  more »
  • An amazing engineering feat of ancient times. The twin ponds are where monks would take their daily baths. The naga sculpture ( a snake like structure) in the northern pond is the guardian of the wate...  more »
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