Ambagaspitiya Ambalama – අඹගස්පිටිය අම්බලම
Ambagaspitiya Ambalama is a 18th century wayside rest built on granite pillars in Mahara Divisional Secretariat. The ambalama is situated on the Yakkala-Radawana road, 4.7 km from Yakkala. The ambalama is built with 12 granite pillars with a design similar to the Gallindawatta Ambalama few kilometers away.
A half height brick and mortar wall goes around the ambalama with a entrance on the northern side. The granite pillars are decorated with various carvings. The stone pillars have peculiar carvings depicting the scenes of Ramayana such as the Hanuman with the chunk of earth with medicinal plants, which are all rare themes in Sri Lanka. The pillar top (pekada) is made of wood and is exquisitely carved. The roof is the typical kandyan style (doubled pitched hipped roof) and tiled with semi cylindrical barrel clay tiles (sinhala ulu).
This ambalama was declared as a protected archaeological monument in 2002.
- Ambalama Heritage of Sri Lanka
- Ancient Heritage Sites of Sri Lanka
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Travel Directions to Ambagaspitiya Ambalama
|Route from Colombo Ambagaspitiya Ambalama|
|distance : 37 km|
Travel time : 1.5mins
Time to Spent : 15-20 mins
Driving directions : see on google map