Unambuwa Purana Tampitiya Viharaya

Unambuwa Purana Tampitiya Viharaya

Sri Lanka has a proud history that is incomparable to many countries of the world. Architecture of Buddhist temples is one of the evidences to prove it. Unambuwa Purana Tampitiya Viharaya which is located in Unambuwa Villagem, Gampola, central province) becomes a fine example for attractive architecture that has been used to build it.

The Sinhala word “Tampita” refers to a structure built on a wooden platform that is hold by stone/cement pillars. (Unambuwa Tampitiya Viharaya is built on 18 cement pillars).The structure on the wooden platform is made out of wattle and the roof is made out of wood. The walls are decorated with paintings that reflect the Kandyan style. Reaching the temple complex is difficult due to the narrow path which leads to the Viharaya from Kahatapitiya. This Viharaya has been declared as an archaeological monument in year 2006 by the government(6th of June).

District
Kandy
Location
Gampola
Last Updated
2019 February 10

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