Lotus Pond, Polonnaruwa

#9 of 19 in Historic Sites in Polonnaruwa
Historic Site · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
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  • Lotus Pond is also called Nelum (means lotus) Pokuna (means pond). It is one of the notable contribution by the King Parakramabahu I and there are several similar pond at the heritage site. The shape....  more »
  • The importance of water is highlighted when you look at this structure. Amazing how you get a peek into the cultural & religious views of those times!  more »
  • Nicely carved and very romantic structure. One can imagine how would it look like completely filled with water on full moon night; reflecting moon image.
  • This is a pond made in the shape of a lotus using slabs cut from stone. Thought to be built by king Parakramabahu (1153-1186)
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