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Tissa Wewa

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Nice walk at the shores of the lake

In the summer of 2018 we (Dutch familie of 4, kids 13 and 18) travelled to discover the beauties of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
BVvdB
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The Netherlands
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Ancient Man Made Lake

We skirted the edges of the Wewa which was built by hand a couple thousand years ago. It is now... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
JazzyPerth
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Perth, Australia
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The lake, an artificial reservoir, is thought to have been constructed in the 3rd Century BC, either by Mahanaga of Ruhuna or his successor Yatala Tissa of Ruhuna, in order to irrigate paddy lands and supply water to the flourishing city of...more
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In the summer of 2018 we (Dutch familie of 4, kids 13 and 18) travelled to discover the beauties of Sri Lanka. We took a walk from Hotel the Grand Yala to Debarawewa lake and then halfway around Tissa Lake. We saw a lot of...More

Thank BVvdB
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We skirted the edges of the Wewa which was built by hand a couple thousand years ago. It is now used to irrigate the surrounding paddy fields. There is a promenade running around it and the locals use it for bating... although I heard there...More

Thank JazzyPerth
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed a few short visits to the lakeside in Tissa. It is wonderfully scenic with beautiful trees, lilies and a plethora of bird life. It's a man made lake dating back almost 2000 years but it was restored and amenified by the British...More

Thank Bozeman-Dublin
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Be there by the banks of this stunning man-made water tank which blends with the nature of the surroundings. Enjoy the dusk watching setting sun and the shadows on the mountain range. Oblige yourselfves if you wanna have a dip in the waters!

Thank Roy S
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

You pass the Tissa Wewa Lake if you take the upper road to Kataragama through its bunt. It is a beautiful man-made lake built for irrigating of the surrounding paddy fields. It is not safe for bathing as Crocodile attacks have been recorded. An Interesting...More

Thank Titus D
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

Awsome lake in the Tissa. Awsome view around, many flying birds. We enjoyed boat trip across the lake to see nice special trees, nice Budha temple view. Very quiet and inspired place. I love it. Must see.!

Thank Roman V
Reviewed 5 June 2018

If you walk to this place in a evening you will feel very relaxed and peaceful in your mind. Huge lage with many birds and also crocodiles home.

Thank srilankadrivemytrip
Reviewed 25 April 2018

Relax, enjoy, with beautiful breeze and nature.Truly a heaven on earth to relax, enjoy with cool breeze....Amazing lake... You never want to go back home :)

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Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

After safari we walked around the tissa lake. Some places we couldn't walk but the little wind gave us comfortable feelings . Some small islands were in mid in the lake and different kinds of birds on the trees of there. We had a wonderful...More

Thank johnsamual
Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

Walked a part of the lake twice. Once in the afternoon and once in the evening. The afternoon walk was great, saw lots of squirrels on a tree jumping around. And also a pair of green parrots. The water nearby the lily leaves are clear...More

Thank lhw0307
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