Sailatalarama Vihara lies 7km inland from Ambalangoda. This temple sits on a domed hill with broad views over spice plantations and...
Ariyapala Mask Museum
The Ariyapala Mask Museum is a good museum, with dioramas and explanations in English. It also sells the booklet The Ambalangoda Mask...
Bandu Wijesooriya Dance Academy
School of Dance teaches the southern forms of dance such as kolam (masked dance-drama), Kandyan and Sabaragamu. It’s located across the...
Lonely Planet review
Between Ambalangoda and Iduruwa the muddy Madu Ganga dances around the coastline forming a complicated network of lagoons and off-shoots. It’s fantastic birding territory and in praise of this it’s been made into a Ramsar site. Boat tours (Rs 2500 per boat, 1½ hours) are run by Maduwa River Boats from Balapitiya, a few kilometres north of Ambalangoda.