Kudagalgamuwa Purana Viharaya is an ancient Buddhist temple with a Tampita Viharaya belonging to the Kandyan era. The temple lies about 10 km from Kurunegala and 5.5 km off Kurunegala – Puttalam Road. To reach the temple from Kurunegala, travel 5.5 km on the Puttalam road to reach Gonagama junction. From hear take the road towards Thittawela for 5.5 km to reach the temple.
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.
The Tampita Viharaya at Kudagalgamuwa Purana Viharaya was declared as a protected archaeological monument on the gazette dated 25th April 1980.
- Tampita Vihara Heritage of Sri Lanka
- Ancient Heritage Sites of Sri Lanka
- Other Places of Interest Within Close Proximity
Map of the Kudagalgamuwa Purana Viharaya
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Driving Directions to Kudagalgamuwa Purana Viharaya
Route from Kurunegala to Kudagalgamuwa Purana Viharaya
|Though : Wariyapola Road|
distance : 11 km
Travel time :20 mins
Time to spend : 20-30 mins
Driving directions : see on google map