Galmaduwa Rajamaha Viharaya Archaeological Site at Hingurana – හිඟුරාන ගල්මඩුව රජමහා විහාරය පුරාවිද්‍යා භූමිය

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Hingurana,  which belongs to the Ampara district has been part of the ancient Digamdulla Kingdom which had flourished since the pre – christian era.

The Galmaduwa Rajamaha Viharaya which lies right next to the Ampara – Hingurana Road, just 6km from Ampara town, is an ancient temple complex with most of its ruins still unexplored. This temple has been declared as an protected archaeological site.

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An ancient  dilapidated stupa covered in growth now resembling a small mount of earth, granite pillars of ancient buildings and many other artifacts of the ancient viharaya can be seen at this temple premises. The temple has been declared as a protected archaeological site by the Government with the Gazette issued on 26th December 2014, and describes the location as follows ;

“All archeological evidences including stone pillars and places of ancient buildings at the premises of  Galmaduwa Rajamaha Vihara situated in Grama No. 05, Galmaduwa in Grama Niladhari Division No. W/27/H, Galmaduwa in the Divisional Secretary’s Division, Damana in Ampara District in Eastern Province. (Latitude 07º26´ 23.5´´ N and longitude 81º68´ 93.2´´ E).”

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Map of  Galmaduwa Rajamaha Viharaya

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Travel Directions to Galmaduwa Rajamaha Viharaya

Route from Ampara to Galmaduwa Rajamaha Viharaya

Through : Ampara – Hingurana Road
Distance : 6 km
Travel time :15 min
Time to spend : 30  mins
Driving directions : see on google map

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