Samanbedda Ancient Cave Temple at Ampara – අම්පාර සමන්බැද්ද ලෙන් විහාරය

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Ruins of an ancient building at Samanbedda Len Viharaya

Ruins of an ancient building at Samanbedda Len Viharaya
Photo by Dr. Ashan Geeganage

Samanbedda cave temple is an ancient temple complex lying close to the Ampara town.This  complex is believed to be built by king Saddhatissa (137-119 BC).

Large number of ruins including a ancient stupa overgrown weed, atleast 3 Sri Pathul Gal ( footprint of Buddha carved on a granite slab), stone pillars and moonstones can be seen scattered on this ancient site. No proper archeological study has been done at Samanbedda.

Photos courtesy of : Dr Ashan Geeganage

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Map of Samanbedda Ancient Cave Temple at Ampara

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Travel Directions to Samanbedda Ancient Cave Temple at Ampara

Route from Ampara to Samanbedda Ancient Cave Temple

Though : Mahaoya Road
Distance : 7 km
Time to Spend : 30 mins – 1 hour
Travel time : 10  mins
Driving directions : see on google map

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