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The city famed for its cave temple that situated more than 100 metres above the ground. 2nd or 1st Century BC. A world heritage site.

Situated 247km from Colombo, Dambulla is Sri Lanka’s most popular historic site. The city famed for its cave temple that situated more than 100 metres above the ground. The five caverns comprising the Raja Maha Vihara is one of the most notable of all cave temples in the country. The shrines also house a collection of 157 statues of Buddha in various sizes and poses, including a 15 metre long reclining Buddha and vividly coloured frescoes on the walls and ceiling, making this the largest antique painted surface in the world.

 

 


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