Saturday, June 26, 2021

Morapaya Ambalama

Morapaya Ambalama
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The Morapaya Ambalama is an old wayside rest situated in Morapaya in Nuwara Eliya District, Sri Lanka.

Ambalamas are traditional resting places built by locals to accommodate wayfarers who were travelling to distant places. The Morapaya Ambalama is one such building believed to have been built about 110 years ago (Wijesinghe, 2015).

The square-shaped Ambalama is relatively small (20 ft.x20 ft.) and consists of a single open space surrounded by a short wall (Wijesinghe, 2015). The four-sided roof is held by nine pillars.

1) Wijesinghe, T.K., 2015. Pauranika Sthana Saha Smaraka: Nuwara Eliya Distrikkaya (In Sinhala). Department of Archaeology (Sri Lanka). ISBN: 955-9159-36-4. p.33.

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This page was last updated on 30 June 2021
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