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Ranagala Ambalama – රෑනගල අම්බලම

Ranagala Ambalama - රෑනගල අම්බලම

Ranagala (Renagala) has been a popular ancient cross road connecting Siriwardhanapura, Anuradhapura, Kurunegala and Kandy. One proof of the importance of this is the ancient Ambalama at Ranagala. This Ambalama lies on the edge of a large paddy field in Ranagala and about 500 meters before the popular Rangala Rajamaha Viharaya.

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Panavitiya Ambalama – පනාවිටිය අම්බලම

Panavitiya Ambalama

The Panavitiya ambalama has been dated to the 18th century. It is believed that the ambalama may have stood as a rest hall enroute to an ancient foot path leading from Dambadeniya to Kurunegala and Yapahuwa.

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Muwapitiya Tampita Viharaya – මුවපිටිය රජමහා විහාරය

Muwapitiya Tempita Viharaya

An Archaeology Department Board points to the turn off to the Muwapitiya Rajamaha Vihara, a short distance before reaching the Rambukkana town along the Kegalle road. If you are for a quiet setting in a pleasant environment you will definitely

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Mulkirigala [4] – Rock of Ages

Mulkirigala Raja Maha Viharaya

The night was clear, the stars shone brightly, and the moon shed its silvery light on the lovely scene; the white walls of the temple stood out, relieved by the rock and foliage behind, whilst the leaves of the trees

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Mulkirigala [3] – The Rock Temple Down South

Mulkirigala Raja Maha Viharaya

The climb was steep but not tiring. We never realized that we had climbed 533 steps up and down until we checked out the number from a temple aide. This was the way to the Mulkirigala temple in the deep

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Mulkirigala [2] – Majestic MULKIRIGALA Rock Temple

Mulkirigala Raja Maha Viharaya

Mulkirigala is an imposing rock with remarkable cave temples located 21km north from the town of Tangalle in the district of Hambantota. This enormous boulder known as ‘little Sigiriya” rises almost perpendicularly for over 200 metres out of the surrounding

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Mulkirigala Rajamaha Viharaya – මුල්කිරිගල රජමහා විහාරය

Mulkirigala Raja Maha Viharaya

Have you ever been to Sigiriya? Most of you are sure to have done so, and even those of you who haven’t, would have at least seen a picture of Sigiriya. Why are we talking about Sigiriya? All of you

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Humbuluwa Raja Maha Viharaya – හුම්බුළුව රජමහා විහාරය

Humbuluwa Raja Maha Viharaya

Humbuluwa Raja Maha Viharaya is believed be constructed by the Queen Anula, daughter of King Aggabodhi. The main image house is built inside  a large rock cave. Location: Humbuluwa belongs to the Kurunegala District. The Humbuluwa Junction is on the

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