What makes the unique The Golden Temple of Dambulla, Sri Lanka?

The Golden Temple of Dambulla is a significant Buddhist monastery. It is considered the largest cave temple complex in Sri Lanka and to be ...

The Golden Temple of Dambulla is a significant Buddhist monastery. It is considered the largest cave temple complex in Sri Lanka and to be always well preserved. The complex is made up of five caves and becomes the major attractions of Dambulla.


Outside view of The Golden Temple of Dambulla 


The unique name of Dambulla derives from Damba – Rock and Ulla – Fountain. So what makes the Golden Temple of Dambulla so exceptional among Sri Lanka destinations? The reason is that it’s built in a huge cave. It homes to Buddhist statues and wall paintings exhibited in each of five caves. It is estimated that humans have been living here for almost 3000 years and there are burial sites in this cave area. This temple was built in the first century BC at the time of the King Vattagamini Abhaya (Valagamba) and it looks somewhat like a normal temple built into an overhanging rock. 





Whenever you visit, you will be welcomed by exclusive paintings on the walls and ceilings. Each cave contains different statues of Buddha, Gods and Kings. The temples consist of 153 Buddha images, 4 images of Gods and Goddesses and 3 images of Kings. The largest cave is the Cave of Great King containing about 56 different statues of Buddha. Whilst the public may view this lovely temple, there are parts that are kept private as they are regarded as very scared and only a few are blessed enough to enter.

One of the path in The Golden Temple of Dambulla


The solemn statues of Buddha 

Thanks to its own unique beauty and architecture, it is a worth to visit The Golden Temple of Dambulla in your Sri Lanka luxury tours.

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