The Yakkalamulla Polpagoda Ambalama is made of brick and mortar with a half wall traversing around the building. Nine brick walls supports the roof the building. The roof is tiled using Gam-Ulu, Semi Cylindrical Clay Tiles. If you are traveling via the Southern Expressway, you can take the Imaduwa Exit and proceed towards the Imaduwa town. From there, take a left turn towards Polpagoda and cover a distance of approximately 7.4 km to reach your destination with ease.
A survey tower on the Unawatuna Rumassala Hill has been called as Edward’s Pillar, Galle Tower in the past by various authors. The tower under discussion is called Burton’s Pillar obviously due the inscription at the foot of the pillar. This survey tower is obviously built by W. Burton in 1875 of the Public Works Department which is now called Survey Department of Sri Lanka as per the carving on the bottom.
Hiyare is a secondary lowland rain forest with a high diversity and endemism of species. There are 12 species of dragonflies and 3 butterfly species endemic to this area.
Bentota Bemvehera Gane Rajamaha Viharaya is one of the five temples which belonged to the Bentota Rajamaha Viharaya which was built during the king Devanampiyatissa.
The Black Fort is the most ancient part of the Galle Fort which was built by the Portuguese. This fort was built in 1588 and was called “Santa Cruz”. After Galle was coneded to Dutch it was known as the “Black Fort” , ” Zwart Fort” or the “Zwart Bastian”.
Sunandarama Maha Viharaya dates back to the 18 th BCE . In 1750 the “Bodhi” was planted according to the belief.In that time this temple was a residence for nuns.But “Sunandarama Maha Vihara” systematically started in 1970.
Rantati Deke Diya Bubula is an natural spring in the Balagolla area in Meegahakivula. Traveling 3.8 kilometers towards Kandeketiya from Meegahakivula junction will bring you to the road to Pallewela. Take this road for 1 km and it will take to the area called Viharalanda.
According to forklore Rumassala mountain is part of the Himalayan Range which the Hanuman brought to Sri Lanka to find the medicinal herbs to heal army of Rama.
Lankagama Brahmana Ella fall is situated in the border of the Sinharaja Forest with a 17m height, which is fed by the Hariyawa brook. This brook had been dammed at the point where its both, right and left braches meet.
Kanneliya – Dediyagala – Nakiyadeniya (KDN) Biosphere Reserve (කන්නෙලිය-දෙදියගල-නාකියාදෙණිය ජෛවගෝල රක්ෂිතය)
Kanneliya-Dediyagala-Nakiyadeniya or KDN is is the last large remaining rainforest in Sri Lanka other than Sinharaja and was designated as a biosphere reserve in 2004 by the UNESCO.
Buid as a memorial to the over 35,000 Sri Lankans killed by the Tsunami in 2004, The Paraliya Tsunami Honganji statue is an exact replica of the 5th Century 175 feet Barmiyan Buddha Statue destroyed by the Muslim Fundamentalists in Afghanistan.