Points of Interest - Polonnaruwa

Nelum Pokuna

Nelum Pokuna
Kumara Pokuna

Another one of famous monument in Polonnaruwa is the Lotus Pond, a understood as a part of the Jetavana Monastery complex. It is built to a shape of Lotus, hence the name Nelum Pokuna or Lotus Pond. Even though the pond is built close to the King Parakramabahu’s Palace, there is evidence to prove the pond was actually built by king Nissankamalla. These five concentric levels of eight petals pond is 254ft in diameter and completely built with cut granites.

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