Alkegama Sri Jayawardanarama Tampita Viharaya – අල්කෙගම ශ්‍රී ජයවර්ධනාරාම ටැම්පිට විහාරය

 

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Tampita Viharaya sketch og

A sketch of a Tampita Viharaya

Alkegama Sri Jayawardanarama Viharaya lies in the Makehelwala area between Mawanella and Kadugamuwa.

At the ancient temple at Alkegama, a preserved Tampita Viharaya built during the Kandyan era can be found.  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. Walls inside the chamber is more or less always covered in paintings drawn mainly in Kandyan style.

You can reach Makehelwala from Mawanella by traveling about 4.5 km on the Rambukkana road.

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Map of the Alkegama Sri Jayawardanarama Tampita Viharaya

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Driving Directions to Alkegama Sri Jayawardanarama Tampita Viharaya

Route from Mawanella to Alkegama Sri Jayawardanarama Tampita Viharaya

Though : Makehelwala
distance : 5 km
Travel time : 15 minutes
Driving directions : see on google map

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