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All You Need To Know About Dambulla Cave Temple

The Dambulla Cave Temple is one of the largest and most well preserved ancient cave complexes in Sri Lanka and it reflects the timeless beauty of the combination of art and faith.

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Getting there

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The temple which is recognized as an UNESCO World Heritage Site is located in the country’s central province also known as the “cultural triangle”. The temple can be found in the city of Dambulla and can be easily reached from hotels in the region such as the Jetwing Lake.

Let’s go back to the history

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Sri Lanka is well-known around the world for its centuries-old Buddhist temples. Amongst the number of temples built by ancient kings, the Dambulla Cave Temple is one of the most preserved of them.

The Cave Monastery

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The temple has five sanctuaries that feature ancient mural paintings depicting the life of Lord Buddha. The temple’s cave monastery dates from the 2nd century BC and is one of the most significant monasteries in Sri Lanka.

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