9 December 2020
Yapahuwa is the 13th century capital of the Sri Lanka & it housed the Sacred Tooth Relic of the Buddha for 11 Years. On top of the rock the remains of a stupa, a Bodhi tree and a rock shelter/cave used by Buddhist monks is visible. A couple of caves are seen at the base of the rock, one of which is a Buddhist shrine whereas another cave has some inscriptions on it.
Located in the Kurunegala-Anurahdapura road, and best accessible on the way to the cultural triangle from Colombo, possesses the style and structure of Sigiriya and was utilised as the place of military stronghold against foreign invasions.
At the southern base of the rock there is a fortification with two moats and ramparts. In this enclosure there are the remains of a number of buildings including a Buddhist shrine.