Sandakebella Thapowanaya Aranya Senasanaya Ruins – මොනරාගල සඳකැබැල්ල තපෝවනය ආරණ්‍යය සේනාසනය

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The new stupa atop the rock at the ancient Sandakebella Aranya Senasanaya and on the left is the Kandakebellegoda hill where the caves can be found

The new stupa atop the rock at the ancient Sandakebella Aranya Senasanaya and on the left is the Kandakebellegoda hill where the caves can be found
Image courtesy of Dr. Ashan Geeganage

As you travel on the Ampara road from Moaragala through Siyambalanduwa just before Govinda Hela Rocks (Westminister Abbey)  there is a road to the left which goes around the Kandakebellegoda rocks. There are ancient temples on this road. The first one you will find is the Sandakebella Aranya Senasanaya, a functioning hermitage of meditating buddhist monks.

After walking about 500m from the name board one can reach this temple. There is a flight of steps which leads to the rocky plateau at the top where you will find a newly built stupa. The site is scattered with clues of its antiquity. To get to this place one need to take a foot path which starts at the left hand side towards the north from the rock with the stupa and travel about 750m’s towards Kandakebellegoda rock.

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Travel Directions to Sandakebella Aranya Senasanaya Ruins

Route from Siyambalanduwa Junction to  Sandakebella Aranya Senasanaya Ruins

Through :
Distance : 11.5   km
Travel time : 15 minutes
Driving directions : see on google map

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