Dambadeniya is the third kingdom of Sri Lanka that became significant due to the Sacred Tooth Relic that was placed here during the rule of King Vijayabahu III in the 13th Century. It was initially used as a fortification, built on a rock, which was protected by a moat, marsh, ramparts and royal gardens. Vijayabahu’s successor was his son, King Parakramabahu the II who ruled till 1270. King Parakramabahu was known to be a genius and it was during his reign that the Dambadeniya Kingdom flourished.


The Most Attractive Places in Dambadeniya


Dambadeniya Rock Fortress

Vijayasundararama Raja Maha Vihara

Waduwa Ketu gala