Ambalangoda Sri Lanka
Travel & Accommodation Guide
Ambalangoda is located on the South-West Cost of Sri Lanka between Bentota and Hikkaduwa. Still a "hidden treasure" when it comes to main stream tourism this town offers a lot when especially for families and those who want to experience the "real" Sri Lanka.
White, un-crowded beaches are only a fraction of what Ambalangoda has to offer. As the centre of traditional mask and puppet carving you can see many workshops still specialised in this trade. Families of local puppeteers still travel the country with their shows. An art handed down over generations. We certainly recommend a visit to the Mask Museum.
Ambalangoda offers many ECO and adventure experiences ranging from turtle hatcheries to guided nature tours and scenic lake safaris.
There are some very experienced operators blending natural show trails with environmental friendly concepts and by preserving natural skills.
As a traditional market town Ambalangoda offers everything from small local shops to bigger supermarket franchises. The fishing harbour is certainly worth a visit as well as the many antique stores that offer real antique or excellent reproductions ranging back to the Dutch colonial time.
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