Sellaba Rajamaha Viharaya at Wellawaya – වැල්ලවාය සෙල්ලබ රජමහා විහාරය
Wellawaya Sellaba Rajamaha Viharaya ( Sellabawa Rajamaha Viharaya) is an ancient cave temple with ruins to prove its place in the ancient buddhist heritage in Uva. The ruins of this ancient temple is spread around a large forested hill off Sellabawa.
The primary ruins which can be seen in this archaeological reserve are A considerably large stupa built on a high square platform. Stone pillars of large buildings and moonstones and balustrades (korawakgal) in various stages of decay.
To access these ruins take the Sellabawa Road from the Sellabawa Junction on the Wellawaya – Thanamalvila road. Traveling about one and half kilometers on this road you will come across foot path through the forest beside a water stream, after about 500m you will reach few ancient steps which will take you to the “maluwa” where all the ruins can be found.
photo and information by the curtsey of Dr. Ashan Geeganage
Travel Directions to Sellaba Rajamaha Viharaya Ruins
Route from Colombo to Sellaba Rajamaha Viharaya
|Through : Southern Highway|
Distance : 4 km
Travel time :10 minutes
Driving directions : see on google map
Map of Sellaba Rajamaha Viharaya Ruins
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