Saturday, 5 February 2022

Palle Deegala Ambalama

Palle Deegala Ambalama
Palle Deegala Ambalama (Photo credit: Google street view)

Palle Deegala Ambalama is an old wayside rest at the Deegala road junction on the Akurana-Dunuwila 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 Palle Deegala Ambalama is roughly a square-shaped structure built of brick and mortar. The roof which is covered with semi-cylindrical clay tiles (Sinhala Ulu) is held by 4 round pillars at the four corners.
Location Map
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