Dambulla and the Golden Rock Temple, Sri Lanka
The city of Dambulla is situated in the Central Province of Sri Lanka, situated 148 km north-east of Colombo and 72 km north of Kandy. Dambulla is famous for the largest and best preserved cave temple complex of Sri Lanka. It is also home to the Rangiri Dambulla International (Cricket) Stadium, and the nearby area contains the largest rose quartz mountain range in South Asia, and the Iron wood forest, or Namal Uyana.
Dambulla cave temple is the largest and best preserved cave temple complex in Sri Lanka. The rock towers 160 m over the surrounding plains. Major attractions are spread over 5 caves, which contain statues and paintings. This paintings and statues are related to Lord Buddha and his life. There are a total of 153 Buddha statues, 3 statues of Sri Lankan kings and 4 statues of god and goddess. The latter 4 include two statues of Hindu gods, Vishnu and Ganesh. The murals cover an area of 2,100 mē. Depictions in the walls of the caves include Buddha's temptation by demon Mara and Buddha's first sermon.
Time line of the Caves:
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