Points of Interest - Tissamaharama

Tissa Tank

View of the Tissa tank built by King Kavantissa
Pleasure boats sailing through the Tissa lake

The man-made lake of Tissa Wewa in Tissamaharama was built by King Kavantissa in the 2nd century BC, and lies on the north end of the city. The embankment of Tissa Wewa is 11,000 feet long (two miles) and 25 feet high with an area of approximately 550 acres.

The Tissa Wewa in Tissamaharama receives water through the ancient canal of Jaya Ganga and fills the tanks of Ranmasu Uyana and the Royal water garden next to the Isurumuniya Viharaya.

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