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Dambulla Caves

A full day trip to the Cultural Triangle and a visit to one or more of the World Heritage Sites, works well from the Estate House.

Dambulla and the Cave Temple is reached in just over 2 hours from the Estate House.

Donated by king Walagambahu in the 1st century BC to Buddhist monks, Dambulla is a World Heritage site and is the most impressive of Sri Lanka’s cave temples. The complex of five caves with over 2000 sq. meters of painted walls and the ceiling is the largest area of paintings found in the world. These caves contain over 150 images of the Buddha of which the largest is the colossal figure of the Buddha carved out of rock spanning 14 meters.

As you climb up to the temple, surrounded by monkeys which thrive in the area,  the view over the surrounding arid countryside unfolds and helps to make this a site not to be missed during a visit to the area.

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