Located in Central Province, Sri Lanka, Dambulla has great significance in terms of culture and history. Scattered all over the town are numerous cultural attractions that every tourist should visit.
Dambulla Cave Temple
An easy journey from hotels the likes of Amaya Lake is Dambulla Cave Temple. As the name suggests, the temple comprises five caves, each containing valuable historical artefacts. Found atop a rock, the temple is an excellent vantage point offering sprawling views of the area. Tourists can also find plenty of excellent Dambulla accommodation within proximity to the temple, which makes visiting so much more convenient.
Minneriya National Park
The best time to visit Minneriya National Park is during the dry season that spans from April to October. A haven for wildlife lovers, the park is home to wild elephants and numerous bird species. To make the most of your time here, sign up for a safari.
The UNESCO World Heritage Site is a must-visit if you are in Dambulla. One of the most awe-inspiring ancient architectural structures, Sigiriya is a rock fortress built by King Kashyapa. The frescoes and the ruins of the fortress are among the many delightful details of visiting Sigiriya.
Buddhist Museum & Museum of Wall Paintings
Marvel at the huge Buddha statue and beautiful wall paintings at the Dambulla Museum. The Buddha statue found here is the largest of its kind in the Asian region. Within a peaceful atmosphere, the museum exhibits a number of sculptures.