Sirimalwatta is a small town about 6 km away from Kandy, on the route to the popular Degaldoruwa Rajamaha Viharaya. The Sirimalwatta Ambalama lies in the junction where the road to the Sirimalwatta Rajamaha Viharaya falls on the road to Degaldoruwa Temple.
A 1995 article describes this ambalama as being built on a rough stone base though now the floor is made of cement.
The pillars are made of brick and mortar and has a double grid at two levels separated by a distance of about four and a half feet. Four end twelve pillars rise from the inner and outet grids respectively. This double grid obviously allowed more sitting accommodation in the building.
To reach this ambalama, take the Lewalla road from Kandy and pass Gangaramaya Rajamaha Viharaya and continue to the Sirimalwatta road from Lewella. The ambalama lies 850 meters down this road.
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Map of Yakgahapitiya Sirimalwatta Ambalama
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Travel Directions to Yakgahapitiya Sirimalwatta Ambalama
|Route from Kandy to Yakgahapitiya Sirimalwatta Ambalama|
|distance : 5,7 km|
Travel time : 30 mins
Time to Spent : 15 mins
Driving directions : see on google map