Sri Dhamajothiyarama Purana Viharaya is a Buddhist temple in Welangahawatta , Matale with an ancient Tampita Viharaya built during the Kandyan Kingdom. The temple lies off 18 km off Matale town.
To reach the temple from Matale, travel to Rattota (10 km) and take the road toward Welangahawatta (6 km)
A Tampita Viharaya is a structure built on a wooden platform which rests on number of stone stumps usually 3-4 feet tall. The roof is held by a structure built of timber and the walls are generally made of wattle and daub.
The Tampita Viharaya at the Welangahawatta Sri Dhamajothiyarama Purana Viharaya was declared as a protective monument by the gazette dated 9th September 2011 and describes as follows ;
- Tampita Vihara Heritage of Sri Lanka
- Ancient Heritage Sites of Sri Lanka
- Other Places of Interest Within Close Proximity
Map of the Welangahawatta Sri Dhamajothiyarama Purana Viharaya
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Driving Directions to Welangahawatta Sri Dhamajothiyarama Purana Viharaya
Route from Matale to Welangahawatta Sri Dhamajothiyarama Purana Viharaya
|Though : Rattota|
distance : 16 km
Travel time :1 hour
Time to spend : 20 – 30 mins
Driving directions : see on google map