Narampanawa Ambalama

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

The Narampanawa Ambalama is an old wayside rest situated in Narampanawa 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 Narampanawa Ambalama is a square-shaped brick and mortar structure with 4 pillars holding the roof. The roof is covered with semi-cylindrical clay tiles known as Sinhala Ulu. The short wall that connects the pillars serves as a bench.

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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