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Tissa Wewa

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Great for bird watching

If you're interested in bird watching, this is a great place. So many migrant birds can be found... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Anshuwa
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
Nice for a walk

Nice to walk around, see some of the locals fishing, see the bird life. Nothing life changing but a... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
roamingkiwi24
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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

If you're interested in bird watching, this is a great place. So many migrant birds can be found near the lake. There are boats that take you around the lake. They charged 1500 LKR as I can recall.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Anshuwa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice to walk around, see some of the locals fishing, see the bird life. Nothing life changing but a pleasant walk before dinner.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank roamingkiwi24
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

an hour boat cruise for a couple at 2000Rp. For sure this is the openning price and specially in the evening may be negotiated

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank SILBERSTEINSKY
Reviewed 25 October 2018 via mobile

The walk around the Tissa Wewa during the day, was very relaxing and lovely. The man made lake or wewa as it’s called in Sinhalese, could be enjoyed either by taking a boat ride, bicycle ride or just by walking on the walkways provided ....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank IshaniSenaweera
Reviewed 23 October 2018

Calm and beautiful place. You can go boat safari if you want. There is a walking path and you can ride bicycles also. Best time to visit is in the evening.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Praveena K
Reviewed 19 October 2018

we visited this area since there are several place of ancient. The big pagoda is a lovely site just closer to the lake here. lovely place. walked quite a lot of distance here. and a good place for a walk too.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank devintheadventurer
Reviewed 10 August 2018 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

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank BVvdB
Reviewed 1 August 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank JazzyPerth
Reviewed 28 July 2018 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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Bozeman-Dublin
Reviewed 23 July 2018

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!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank RoyS1488
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