The Golden Cave Temple of Dambulla

Dambulla, located on the A9 Road and also at the geographical centre of Sri Lanka is a vast isolated rock with deep caves.

It has five cave houses with beautiful frescoes and statues dating  back 2000 years as well as a statue of the recumbent Buddha carved out of Rock measuring 14 meters.

The principal shrine at Dambulla or the Golden Cave Temple of Dambulla has been cited in a number of religious and historical texts. The images in a number of postures are those of the Buddha, the Bodhisatva, Gods and Goddesses, Monks, Disciples and Kings. Covering 25,000 sq ft, the area of paintings in the shrine is the largest in South Asia and the oldest in the world.





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