Saturday, 20 November 2021

Bulugahagoda Ambalama

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

Bulugahagoda Ambalama is an old wayside rest situated in Bulugahagoda in Gampaha 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 structure
The Bulugahagoda Ambalama is a rectangular-shaped brick and mortar structure with 4 square pillars holding the roof. The roof is covered with calicut clay tiles. A short wall is built around the building with a wooden gate at the front. 

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


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