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This is one of the ancient kingdom in Sri Lanka. It has a great rock fortress which is so much scenery. After that you can walk until top of the mountain. It's only about 1 - 1.5 km walk on rock steps and ground. There...More
In Yapahuwa Stone rock at the top of the stairs there is a large stone door way, flanked by big walls and two exquisitely carved windows. One window was found in fragments but the other, called the ‘Sivumenduru Kavuluwa’ is well preserved at the National...More
Capital of Sri Lanka for about 10 years at the end of the 13th century, Yapahuwa was a palace and a fortress built on a 90 meter tall boulder, hence a lot of steps and climbing to be done nowadays to see the remains of...More
Yapahuwa is one the most ancient cities in SRI LANKA -it was a capital in the late 12th century.
The fortress was built on a 100 meter high granite block, and the ruins are worth of climbing of the steep slopes. Its' importance is proved...More
Located about 135 km from Colombo.A tooth temple of one of Sri Lanka's ancient capitals.
During a period of political instability, King Bhuvanekabahu 1 moved his capital to Yapahuwa in 1272 CE ,taking with him the sacred Tooth Relic. After his death, the fortress was...More
Very scenic routes after Wariyapola town. Without much rush you can paddle 80 kms a day. We reached Maho town just 8s from the Yapahuwa Rock Fortress and the following day climbed the rock. It’s a moderate climb and even young kids can do it.
It will not take 2-3 hrs to reach summit but the view from top is totally worth it. It’s windy out there
Make sure to dress properly as you are entering to the temple area. And try to avoid walking or sitting in the ruins...More