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Yapahuwa

Yapahuwa

 

Yapahuwa is situated at Kurunegala - The North Western Province of Sri Lanka Kurunegala, the Capital of North Western Province is a treasure house of archaeology, having yapahuwabeen the seat of four medieval kingdoms of Sri Lanka between the mid 12th and 14th century. Sri Lankan Kings built handsome citadels at Panduwasnuwara, Dambadeniya, Yapahuwa, and Kurunegala. Impressive remains of these citadels-fortresses, places, Buddhist temples, shrines, monasteries and hermitages, walls and moats as well as monuments of much earlier (even pre-Christian) and later European colonial periods, providing existing sightseeing to visitors.

 

The North Western province has number of medieval temples and edifices raised on pillars or small boulders. All of them contain classical masterpieces of Sinhala art & craft wall paintings, wood work, sculpture and images of lord Buddha.

 

An ancient fortress and capital built in the year 1301. Approximately 145 k.m. from Colombo. Yapahuwa is, like the better known Sigiriya, a rock rising to a height of 90 metres. Yapahuwa is surrounded by moats and ramparts. Many traces of the ancient battle defences can still be seen, while ornamental stairway remains biggest showpiece.