Central Bathing Pool – A view from the southeast corner
Located on the eastern section of the summit and south of the throne, the Central Bathing Pool is one of the main attractions on the Lion Rock summit. Measuring 90 ft. in length and 70 ft. in width, it is the largest among the five ponds on the Lion Rock summit.
This beautiful view of the pond, captured from the southeast corner, shows it filled with water contained by the barriers, paved on top with limestone slabs, on the south and east sides.
The pond is almost rectangular, encircled by the rock on the north and west sides. Above this part of the rock are the step pyramid-like structures with terraces, which once contained palatial structures.
When the palace was in use, it was likely fenced with brick walls on the south and east sides and covered with a roof to use it as a bathing pool. There are flights of steps on the west side, one cut out from the rock and the other made of lime stones.
Nobody is sure how this pond was used during the King Kashyapa era. It could have been a temple tank used for ritual baths, like in Indian temples.
CCentral Bathing Pool Views
– Central Bathing Pool – A view from the southeast corner
– Central Bathing Pool – A view from the northeast corner
– Central Bathing Pool – A view from the southwest corner
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