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Dambulla

The Cave Temple

Dambulla is one of Sri Lanka’s major cities. it is a couple of hours drive north from Colombo, and 1 1/2 hours north from Kandy. Dambulla’s history is believed to go back to between the 7th and 3rd centuries BC. The first cave paintings and statues can be dated back to the first century BC. Dambulla is best known for having Sri Lanka’s best-preserved cave temple, also known as the Royal Rock temple or Dambulla Cave Temple. Today the temple is a World Heritage site.

Sights

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Activities in Dambulla

  • Cave Temple and Golden Temple
  • Traditional Foods Sales Centre
  • Museum of Wall Paintings
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Dambulla Produce Market
  • Cave II (Maharaja Viharaya)
  • Cave IV (Pachima Viharaya)
  • Cave III (Maha Alut Viharaya)
  • Cave I (Devaraja Viharaya)
  • Cave V (Devana Alut Viharaya)
  • Traditional Foods Sales Centre
  • Bentota Bake House

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