Located within Sri Lanka’s famed Cultural Triangle, Dambulla is filled with plenty of attractions. When in Sri Lanka, a trip to the historic Dambulla Cave Temple must certainly be planned out. Read on and know why.
A temple on a rock!
Located in the Matale district in Sri Lanka, this temple has attracted many a tourist from all around the world due to its rich history and spellbinding design. It is also known as “Rangiri Dambulu Viharaya” and it’s built on a 600 feet high rock. The adventurous at heart may ascend the steps of the temple to the summit of the rock from where breathtaking vistas await.
There are more than 1500 paintings of Buddha covering the ceiling. 150 Buddha statues speak volumes about the country’s rich history. Each painting represents the values of the Buddha’s teachings whilst serving as a tribute to the brilliance of Sinhalese culture and literature. Walking through the caves while viewing these paintings will provide you with an insightful and a memorable experience since each painting has a story!
Before commencing your journeys in this part of the country, do take note of the available accommodation facilities. For instance, if you are residing at a Dambulla hotel the likes of Cinnamon Lodge Habarana, it’s just a 31-minute drive to this temple.
The five caves!
You will be astonished by seeing the five caves under a vast overhanging rock! Walking through those caves will be an intriguing yet absorbing journey with rich historic value and appeal. Delight in the splendor of the intricate paintings that adorn the ceilings of each cave.
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