Dambulla Cave Temple Tourism, Sri Lanka
Dambulla Cave Temple is a temple of gold is very beautiful with stunning caves in tour and many statues. The temple is located in the central part of the country and about 160 km east of Colombo and 72 km north of Kandy and this was the largest temple and cave complex in Sri Lanka. And has an elevation of about Situated at an elevation of 1119 feet from sea level rise and a large stone from the nearby Dambulla about 600 feet high and more than 2000 meters long. Dambulla Cave Temple is a world heritage site in 1991 which is very unusual. It is home to the world’s most recognized cave complex of magnificent Buddha images and rock paintings of colorful in shape and built and painted from about 2 centuries BC the Anuradhapura era and continues until the Kandyan era of the 18th century. The main attractions are spread over 5 caves, which has statues and paintings. Paintings and statues relating to the Buddha on his life. About 153 Buddha statues, 3 statues of Sri Lankan Kings and 4 statues of gods and goddesses. The latter include two statues of Hindu gods, Vishnu and God Ganesh. the history of Sri Lanka will live in cave complexes before the arrival of Buddhism in Sri Lanka because there is a burial site with human skeletons about 2700 years in this region, at Ibbankatuwa near Dambulla cave complexes are very unusual.
Dambulla Cave Temple was first built during the reign of King Vattagamini Abhaya 103 BC and 89 77 BC during the invasion of South India the King will have to leave his Kingdom to Anuradhapura. For 12 years, King Valagamba is hiding in the cave for his salvation. After acquiring the Kingdom Anuradhapura and becomes King, and the King showed a safe place, and converted the caves Buddhist Dambulla Cave Temple by building walled partition under a rock overhang that covers the entire area as a large cave that is very unusual. This temple has become popular once and many tourists from various countries to see the beauty of this temple and extraordinary history. Hotels here also there is a great deal and in complete with an excellent restaurant and a perfect match for your family vacation.