Places,  Tourism

Ambuluwawa Viharaya in Sri Lanka

Located in the Galboda Korale close to Hatara Korale on the Egodagoda Pattuwa is Ambuluwawa Viharaya. This is also on example of the Kandyan period architecture, where the vihara is constructed on stone pillars. It is said that the Tooth Relic was placed here during a certain period. King Parakramabahu VI who ruled from Kotte, is supposed to have lived here in his childhood. This vihara would have been built here to commemorate it.

On a foundation of 26 x 18 feet are rows of granite pillars. The granite pillars of the inner row are 9’10’’ feet in height, while the granite pillars of the outer row are 8’9’’ feet in height. The image house is on wooden pillars and planks and is 10-1/2 feet, in length and7 feet in breadth. A verandah is built round the image house from the base up to the ceiling is 8’3’’ feet in height.

Ambuluwawa was built as a symbol of religious harmony in Sri Lanka and you can find a temple, a church, a Hindu kovil and a mosque there. The great thing is you can go to the top of the Dagaba in the mountain giving you a feeling of being in the sky.

Ambuluwawa Mountain is hard journey; some people do climb the mountain on foot. However the journey is worth it because it offers one of the most beautiful scenes you can ever see.  Although not considered a top tourist attraction in Sri Lanka it does attract some tourists and everyday lots of locals visit there. There is a beautiful landscaped garden for you to spend some time and you can get some amazing picture from the top of the mountain.

Ambuluwawa

Ambuluwawa

Ambuluwawa

Ambuluwawa

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