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Dambulla Cave Temple

Located north of Kandy and considered by most to be the center point of   SriLanka, dambulla is a town built around a vast isolated rock mass 500 ft and a   World Heritage City, declared by UNESCO.It was here that King Valagambahu took   refuge in the 1st century B.C. The view from the top of this rock is   breathtaking 350 ft. above are a series of five caves which was later turned   into a magnificent rock temple by the King Valagambahu.In the first cave is   recumbent image of the Buddha 47 ft, long , cut out from the rock. There are   images of deities associated with Buddhism. The frescoes on the walls and   ceiling could be dated to the 15th – 18th centuries. In the second cave, the   finest and the largest of all, are not less than 150 life size statues of gods.   There are numerous images of the Buddha as well. The ceiling too is covered with   frescoes which depict great events in the life of the Buddha , and landmarks in   the history of the Sinhala People.

Dabulla Cave Temple

Dabulla Cave Temple