Timings : 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Time Required : December - April
A park in the pre-Christian era of Sri Lanka, Ranmasu Uyana is a sculpted rock-carved for bathing purposes during the days’ monarchy. Anuradhapura is the heritage capital of Sri Lanka hosts structures with intricate stone carvings and excellent craftsmanship. The Ranmasu Uyana was one among them.
But it is something that way way ahead of its time. The science astronomy that went behind its construction still continues to puzzle experts. It is located in the old town near the Isurumuniya Vihara and Tissawewa, while the name translates to “Gold Fish Park”. This garden of 40 acres is widely appreciated for its state of the art Hydraulics system which the first of its kind. It uses the right pressure to get water from the Tissa tank and pump it into the swimming pools of the garden. The garden features beautiful plants, trees, vines and flowering shrubs. Ranmasu Uyana rightly panders to Sinhalese literature. It symbolises beauty, elegance.
According to the old books, Bathing pools and gardens were iconic to the Sri Lankan lifestyle. Another important feature of Ranmasu Uyana is the infamous stargate – one of the first few stargates in the world after Peru and Egypt. A stargate in the olden days was seen as a connection or gateway between the humans and extraterrestrials. What better than Sri Lanka to contribute to history, physics and astronomy too! The Magul Uyana is a multipurpose convention that houses everything one needs to visit in Anuradhapura under one complex - pools, Buddhist temples, stupas, gardens and the ruins of war.
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