Maduwanwela Walawwa, Suriyakanda

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  • Any one can have amazing feelings in this area and beautiful surrounding in southern province of Sri Lanka. This is story telling how the ancient people deal with british and can have sound idea regar...  more »
  • Maduwanwela walawwa has a long history which goes back to the 18th century. The architecture if this premises is a lot different and unique than what we get to see on the present days. Specially the d...  more »
  • A magnificent architectural monument situated in Kolonne, Maduwanwela village, which lies between Embilipitiya and Suriyakanda. This aristocratic mansion was built in 1700s during the reign of king Wi...  more »
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  • If you like historical sites this place is for you. Easily accessible from the main road. Only downside is that the archeology department guys at the entrance don't allow photography inside the building. No body knows the reason behind this stupid law.
  • A magnificent architectural monument situated in Kolonne, Maduwanwela village, which lies between Embilipitiya and Suriyakanda. This aristocratic mansion was built in 1700s during the reign of king Wimaladarmasuriya ll. Thereafter it become the home for several generations of Maduwanwela family. During its heyday it had 121 rooms and 21 inner gardens. But now only 43 rooms and 7 innner gardens remained. The most stunning feature in the interior designing is paved floors which have been laid out in a mosaics style. The original porcelain tiles imported from Netherland and chipped and rearranged to beautiful designs. Still they are in excellent condition. Another unique feature you can notice is significantly low archways in the garden and doorways in the mansion. So every time you have to bow your head when you pass the doorways. The front part of the mansion is a pirith mandapaya which used to chant religious chants. The lattice work and mosaic floor design is excellently done. The garden is extensive, rich in gigantic trees. Really calming environment.
  • Largest Walavu complex in the country. Take time to visit all the rooms of this historical site.
  • good place to visit during vacation and they didn't charge tickets
  • Maduwanwela Walawwa is a Walauwa located in upper South of Sri Lanka. Situated in the town of Kolonne, which lies between Embilipitiya and Suriyakanda in Ratnapura District, a distance of 207 km (129 mi) from the Colombo. Maduwanwela Walawwa dates back to the reign of King Wimaladharmasuriya II (1687-1707 AD). It was built by Maduwanwela Maha Mohottala in the 1700s and was expanded numerous times by the Maduwanwela family until 1905 when the final expansion was undertaken by Maduwanwela Maha Disawe.
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