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Ruins

Elephant pond

  Province North Central
  District Anuradhapura
  Nearest Town Anuradhapura
  Period 1st century B.C.
  Ruler Unknown

Introduction

This colossal pond, which was utilized for the requirements of water by the monks, could be the ancient Maspata Pokuna 1st century B.C. underground conduits conveying water from reservoirs to this pond and channels discharge water out of if had been discovered. The length and width of this pond is 159m ×53m and six times the size of the Olympic swimming pool.