Ambalangoda Travel Guide

Ambalangonda Tourism

Ambalangonda Tourism

About Ambalangoda

Ambalangoda is a preferred beach travel destination for tourists especially those who are looking for quiet and tranquil experience. A neighbouring city to Hikkaduwa, Ambalagonda has a long stretch of wild beach that provides a secluded and peaceful experience to travelers. The beaches on the Northern and Southern ends of Ambalangoda are a bit away from the town packed with catamarans and fishing boats. As the beach is more of a fishing town, the place is not so convenient for sunbathing, but tourists can take a cool walk on the sea shore and admire the natural beauty.

This is small filshing village in the Galle district is popular among tourists for the devil masks and devil dancers. Visitors can shop for the masks that are made here in Ambalagonda and used for dancing rituals such as kolam, and sanni. These famous masks and puppets are made of Kaduru wood from Kaduru trees that grow in the marshy land near the paddy fields. These masks and puppet shows have been an important heritage of Ambalangoda, which is being practised by the local population for thousand of years. Visitors can also visit the Mask museum in the city, which holds a large varieties of masks and puppets.

An important attraction near Ambalangoda is Asia’s longest reclining Buddha statue, which is located just seven kilometers from the town.

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