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Ampara | Owagiriya Ancient Monastery

Owagiriya Ancient Monastery

Built in the second century BC, the Owagiriya ancient monastery is being given a fresh breath of life with the commencing of archeological excavations on site revealing a rich heritage in an era gone by.A rock plateau carved with steps leads to the inside of the monastery, which would have housed hundreds of Arhants and has the remaining of stone constructions, that would have once been meditation chambers, preaching halls, alms halls, kitchens and hostels.

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