Central Bathing Pool – A view from the southwest 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.
The view is captured from the southwest corner. As you can see, it is almost rectangular, encircled by the rock on the north and west sides, and terraces paved with limestone slabs on the south and east sides. The panoramic view in the background shows the stunningly beautiful landscape of the Sri Lankan countryside.
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 form the rock and the other made of lime stones.
Central 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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