Unambuwa Purana Tampita Viharaya – උණම්බුව පුරාණ ටැම්පිට විහාරය

 

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Tampita Viharaya sketch og

A sketch of a Tampita Viharaya

Unambuwa is an ancient village within Ganga Para Korale in Uda Palatha and is located a kilometer away from Gampola town.

At the ancient temple in Unambuwa, you will find a Tampita Viharaya built during the Kandyan era.  A Tampita Viharaya is a structure built on a wooden platform which rests on number of stone stumps usually 3-4 feet tall. The roof is held by a structure built of timber and the walls are generally made of wattle and daub. Walls inside the chamber is more or less always covered in paintings drawn mainly in Kandyan style.

This Tampita Viharaya was declared as a protected archaeological monument by the Government through the gazette dated 6th June 2006.

You can reach Unambuwa from Kandy through Gampola road. From Peradeniya, take the Gampola road for 12.5 km and take the right turn at the Kahataptiya towards Unambuwa. Take the lane to the left in 50 meters and travel on a winding road for 1.5 km to reach the temple.

 

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Map of the Unambuwa Purana Tampita Viharaya

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Driving Directions to Unambuwa Purana Tampita Viharaya

Route from Peradeniya to Unambuwa Purana Tampita Viharaya

Though : Gampola road
distance : 14 km
Travel time : 45 minutes
Driving directions : see on google map

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