Tissa Wewa is located in Anuradhapura and is considered to be one the oldest artificially constructed tanks in Sri Lanka. This clear lake was built by King Devanampiya Tissa in the Anuradhapura Era to supply water to the people of this area, which was the capitol at that time. Spanning for 550 acres, This lake plays a major role in providing water for the peoples of Anuradhapura even today. Like most lakes and tanks of the ancient capitols, Tissa Wewa also has many villas and hotels built around it. Cycling on the bund is a great way to experience the biodiversity of the lake, as well as to visit other attractions like Isurumuniya, which is built nearby.