Uchchawalike Rajamaha Viharaya at Ambalantota – අම්බලන්තොට උච්චවාලික රජමහා විහාරය

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A preserved stupa at the Uchchawalike Rajamaha Viharaya

A preserved stupa at the Uchchawalike Rajamaha Viharaya
Image courtesy of Dr. Ashan Geeganage

Uchchawalike Rajamaha Viharaya is an ancient temple complex belonging to the ancient Ruhunu Kingdom which dates back to pre christian era. This site has been listed as a protected archaeological monument by the Department of Archaeology and number of ancient structures has been preserved by the department. In addition to a  stupa,  an image house and some other ruined buildings can be seen preserved.

To reach this temple, pass Nonagama Junction and take the Ridiyagama Road from Ambalanthota. Use the map as the guide from here to reach the temple. The distance is approximately 4.2  km from the Ridiyagama Junction.

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Travel Directions to Uchchawalike Rajamaha Viharaya at Ambalantota

Route from Nonagama Junction to  Uchchawalike Rajamaha Viharaya at Ambalantota

Through : Ridiyagama Road
Distance : 8 km
Travel time : 20 minutes
Driving directions : see on google map

Map of Uchchawalike Rajamaha Viharaya at Ambalantota

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