Galkanumandiya Ruins – ගල්කණුමංඩිය නටබුන්

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Massive Granite Pillars of an ancient building at Galkanumandiya

Massive Granite Pillars of an ancient building at Galkanumandiya

As you travel towards Tissamaharama and past Debarawewa Menik Vehera, You will come to an area known as Galkanumandiya named due to a cluster of massive granite pillars lying 200 meters away from the Menik Vehera Stupa.

Though quite common in Anuradhapura, granite remains of such large buildings are quite rare in the southern region.

The building is believed to be part of the monastic complex where the Menik Vehera belonged to in the ancient past. A rock pillar inscription called Ethabendigala close by has been dated back to 1st – 2nd centuries thus it is believed that this massive structure too would have been built aroud this time.

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Travel Directions to Galkanumandiya Ruins

Route from Tissamaharama to Galkanumandiya Ruins

Through : Weerawila – Debarawewa
Distance : 28 km
Travel time : 45 mins
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