Dehalkada Ambalama

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

The Dehalkada Ambalama is an old wayside rest situated in Marassana village 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 structure
The Dehalkada Ambalama is made of stones and mortar. The design of this structure is uncommon as the wall of the four corners of it has been built to give a shape of a triangle.
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This page was last updated on 2 January 2022
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