Tholangamuwa Ambalama

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

Tholangamuwa Ambalama is an old wayside rest in Tholangamuwa village in Kegalle District, Sri Lanka. It is located near the ancient Buddhist temple, Tholangamuwa Raja Maha Viharaya

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
Located at the verge of a paddy field, the Makura Ambalama is a rectangular-shaped structure built of brick and mortar. The roof which is covered with calicut clay tiles (Rata Ulu) is held by 4 square pillars at the four corners as well as by 3 wooden pillars. A well has been built adjacent to the Ambalama for the water convenience of people.
Location Map
This page was last updated on 3 February 2022
For a complete tourist map follow this link: Lankapradeepa Tourist Map
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