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Nelum Pokuna (Lotus Pond)
Full blown lotus flower shaped pond.
Nelum Pokuna (Lotus Pond)
Nelum Pokuna (Lotus Pond)
The shape of the pond‚ built in the form of a full blown lotus flower gives it the name‚ Lotus Pond. This falls within the premises of the Jetavanarama (monastery) built by King Parakramabahu the Great (1153-1186 A.D.) and according to Mahavansa eight such ponds have been built. Ruins of several such ponds have also been discovered during explorations within the limits of this monastery.

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