Yapahuwa

Yapahuwa, is an ancient fortress and capital was built in the year 1301. Yapahuwa is a rock rising to a height of 90m. Many traces of ancient battle defenses can still be seen here, while an ornamental stairway, remains its biggest showpiece. Yapahuwa was the 13th Century capital in Sri Lanka was made by King Buvanekabahu 1. Here the chief object is the rock, which rises about 300ft above the surrounding land. The land at the base to the south is fortified with 2 moats and ramparts. In this enclosure there are the remains of a number of buildings. Yapahuwa is situated at Kurunagala.

The Tooth Relic too was brought from Dambadeniya an kept in the special hall built for the purpose.

 

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