Wednesday, 12 January 2022

Kaiwadanthenna Ambalama

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

The Kaiwadanthenna Ambalama is an old wayside rest situated at Kaiwadantenna junction on Amunugama-Walala road 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 Kaiwadanthenna Ambalama is a rectangular-shaped building. Three sides of it are bound by high walls but the front has been left open. The slope of the roof increases towards the top and is covered with calicut clay tiles. Presently, the building is used as a bus halt.

Location Map
This page was last updated on 12 January 2022
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