Dambulla Cave Temple

Dambulla Cave Temple

very old Buddhist temple complex built under an overhanging rock

Location: 

Kandy - Jaffna Hwy, Dambulla, Sri Lanka

Duration: 

Monday, September 11, 2017

Personal highlights

  1. Dambulla Cave: a large and well-preserved temple complex
  2. Architecture: the temple is built into a natural overhanging rock 
  3. UNESCO: protected for its Buddhist wall paintings and 157 statues
  4. Tourists: packed with people, including a group of unfriendly Indians
  5. My trip: passing by on my way from Anuradhapura to Polonnaruwa

Image sources

  1. Me with the view
  2. Giant lying Buddha
  3. Pond outside the caves
  4. Me in front of the caves
  5. Golden Buddha Statue

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