Watagedara Vishrama Salawa

Watagedara Vishrama Salawa
Watagedara Vishrama Salawa (Photo credit: Google street view)
Watagedara Vishrama Salawa , also called by some as Watagedara Ambalama (Sinhala: වටගෙදර අම්බලම විශ්‍රාම ශාලාව), is an old pilgrim rest located in Watagedara village in Matara District, Sri Lanka.

This pilgrim rest can be identified as an Ambalama, a traditional resting place built by locals in ancient times 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 pilgrim rest is a brick and mortar building similar to a small house.

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This page was last updated on 17 September 2022

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