Distance from Anuradhapura – 9.8 km (22 minutes)
Eth Pokuna (Elephant Pond) is an enormous man-made pond which is situated in Anuradhapura. It is situated near Lankaramaya, which is a popular attraction site in the ancient historic city of Anuradhapura. The pond expands at a length of 159 m, width of 52.7 m and depth of 9.5 m. Source of the pond is the Periyakulama Tank via a a network of underground canals. The pond is continuously supplied with water through these canals for hundreds of years. Eth Pokuna is believed to be one of the largest man-made ponds in the whole of Anuradhapura and is believed to have been used by monks residing in the Abhayagiri Monastery.
Getting to Eth Pokuna
From Anuradhapura travel along the Puttalam – Anuradhapura – Trincomalee Highway and Lankarama Road to reach the Eth Pokuna which is situated along Watawandana Road in Anuradhapura.