Kandekumbura Ambalama

Kandekumbura Ambalama
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The Kandekumbura Ambalama is an old wayside rest situated in Kandekumbura in Kandy District, Sri Lanka. 

Ambalamas are traditional resting places built by locals to accommodate wayfarers who were travelling to distant places. They were also used as a place for people to gather, hold meetings and serve as a public place in society. During the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries, Ambalamas were spread all over the country. The Kandehumbura Ambalama is said to have been built by a person named Galpatigedara Kiripuncha on 1 March 1938 (Dasanayaka, 2018).

The structure
This Ambalama is a rectangular structure with 4 pillars holding the roof. A small porch has been built in front of it.
1) Dasanayaka, R., 2018. Ambalama saha samajaya (In Sinhala). S. Godage & Brothers.  p.110.

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This page was last updated on 2 January 2022
For a complete tourist map follow this link: Lankapradeepa Tourist Map

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