Embekke Ambalama – ඇම්බැක්කේ අම්බලම

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Ambalamas were part of the Sri Lankan life from ancient times. Geiger said that the words ‘mahavata vatussala’ found in the marble slab inscription of King Mahasen (274-301AD) meant a resting place along a major street which is today known as Ambalama.

Embekke Ambalama lies on the popular road to Embekke Devalaya though overlooked by many travelers. Standing on 16 carved granite pillars much of history of this Ambalama is not known. However it is generally accepted that this Ambalama is much older than the Embekke Devalaya and was probably built by king Buvanekabahu IV (1341-1351) of Gampola kingdom.

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Driving Directions to Embekke Ambalama

Route from Kandy to Embekke Ambalama

Though : Gampola Road
distance : 17 km
Travel time : 45 mintutes
Driving directions : see on google map

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