Arambepola Ambalama

Arambepola Ambalama
Arambepola Ambalama (Photo credit: Google street view)

The Arambepola Ambalama (Sinhala: අරඹේපොල අම්බලම) is an old wayside rest situated in Arambepola 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 Ambalama at Arambepola is believed to be one such structure built in the past.

The structure
The Arambepola Ambalama is a square-shaped structure with 4 pillars holding the roof. The roof is covered with calicut clay tiles.

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This page was last updated on 24 June 2023
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