Oyamaduwa Archaeological Reserve – ඔයාමඩුව පුරාවිද්‍යා රක්‍ෂිතය

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The conserved stupa hidden by weed due to lack of maintenance (nov 2017) - Oyamaduwa Archaeological Reserve

The conserved stupa hidden by weed due to lack of maintenance (nov 2017) – Oyamaduwa Archaeological Reserve

Oyamaduwa area is believed to be where the Quweni’s kingdom existed in the 6th century BC. Parallel to the Deyata Kirula exhibition which was held in 2012 number of ruins in the area were excavated and conserved. Oyamaduwa Archaeological Reserve is one such site. Granite base pillars of a Tampita Vihara ( a temple on pillars) and remains of a ancient stupa has been conserved at this site. This site has been dated to the 8-10th centuries.

The typical archaeology board to the site can be seen about 800 meters on the Thanthirimale road from the Oyamaduwa Junction. Take the gravel road in front of the board for 175 meters where you will see the granite stumps right next (on the left) to this road. The stupa is not visible from the road. To see the stupa you need walk towards the remains of this ancient building where you will see the stupa on a platform on the left.

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Travel Directions to Oyamaduwa Archaeological Reserve at Mahavilachchiya

Route from Anuradhapura to Oyamaduwa Archaeological Reserve at Mahavilachchiya

Distance :26 km
Travel time :  45 minutes
Driving directions : see on google map

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