A masterpiece of the visionary king himself, King Devanampiya Tissa; the Tissa Wewa comes across as one of the largest man-made reservoirs of the days gone by and is ideally located in the ancient royal city of Anuradhapura. Those of you who thrive on history and in particular history of Sri Lanka should pay a visit to the lake by staying at Ulagalla. This Sri Lanka boutique hotel which holds its own amongst all boutique hotels Sri Lanka has to offer would be a favourable choice for discerning travellers.
Spread out over a staggering 550 acres which is surrounded by lush greenery, Tissa Wewa is found around 1.5 km from the town of Anuradhapura. The embankment of the lake is 2 miles long while the width of the top of the reservoir is said to be between 12 to 18 feet. Visitors will be able to witness the famed ‘Bisokotuwa’, a feature of such reservoirs in the past which was built in stone. Go on a boat ride on the lake and savour the beautiful sight of egrets who settle on the many trees that surround Tissa Wewa.
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