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Dambulla Cave Temple
170 Reviews
UNESCO World Heritage-Cultural Site
Historical Site
Dambulla Cave Temple is a famous Buddhist cave temple in Sri Lanka, constructed in 1st century B.C. It is situated on a slope on a rock mountain, and is a sacred place in Sri Lanka. The entire cave contains five holy pavilions, 157 statues, and paintings made from natural tree sap. It is a relatively large, well-preserved cave temple, and has a lot of cultural artistic value.
Sigiriya Lion Rock
481 Reviews
Historical Site
UNESCO World Heritage-Cultural Site
Sigiriya Lion Rock in Sri Lanka is a palace in the air built on red rock. It is the eighth wonder in the world, and the peak of the Cultural Triangle Project. This World Heritage Site is protected by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. In early times, Sigiriya Lion Rock was like a giant, fierce lion. However, due to weathering, only the body remains. Sigiriya Lion Rock covers a large area, including a moat, garden square, giant rock and the rock peak, which are the tourist attractions in Sigiriya Lion Rock area.
Golden Cave Temple
13 Reviews
Dambulla 21100, Sri Lanka
Popham's Arboretum
6 Reviews
Kandalama Road, Dambulla 21100, Sri Lanka

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Blue Tulip   
Posted: Nov 30, 2018
The Dambulla Cave Temple is one of the first places in Sri Lanka to be named a World Heritage Site. In fact, I still believe in the eyes of the old guys in the United Nations. It is not that some small favors can be bought, and the country like Sri Lanka cannot come up with a small favor. Therefore, I would like to see wherever the world's cultural heritage is. However, except for one country, as for who is this country, you know. At the entrance to the temple, the little boy sells lotus flowers to us. In Sri Lanka, the locals will pray for a pure lotus flower when they pray to the temple. It is said that as early as two thousand years ago, at the end of the first century AD, South India had invaded Anuradhapura, the ancient capital of Ceylon. The king fled to Dambulla in order to escape the invasion of South India. , hide in the grottoes and get shelter from local monks. A few years later, the king regained the throne. In order to be grateful, the cave that had taken refuge in that year was built into a Buddhist temple and donated to local monks. The Danbula Cave Temple is located on the slope of a huge stone on the back of the Golden Temple. On a 160-meter-long granite level, five caves were manually cut. At first, only Buddha statues were built in three caves. Later, after two kings' expansion, they became the current five. It is said that there are dozens of miles around Dambulla. They used to be the settlement of monks. They are known for their meditation, and the Dambulla Cave Temple is a good place for Sri Lankans to reminisce about the past.
Posted: Dec 23, 2018