It's well-known as an ancient Buddhist monastry in Sri Lanka. It's located 188 km from north- east of Colombo. Ritigala mountain is 2,513 feet above sea level. It's famous as monasteryswathed in legends and myths.  

The architecture of Sri Lanka displays a rich variety of architectural forms and styles. Buddhism had a significant influence on Sri Lankan architecture, since it was introduced to the island in 3rd Century BCE. However techniques and styles developed in Europe and Asia have also played a major role in the architecture of Sri Lanka. There has a wet micro climate.