Dambulla Golden Cave Temple

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Dambulla Golden Cave Temple

Dambulla Golden Cave temple complex 

Dambulla rock
Dambulla Golden Rock
Dambulla Golden Cave temple complex situated on a Small Mountain called Rangiri Dambulu gala in Sinhalese, about 150 m height from the plain, close to A 09 road in Dambulla town, Matale district in Central province of Sri Lanka It is 148 km away from Colombo City, 64 km from Anuradhapura, and 72 km from Kandy. This cave temple complex is a one of the 8 world heritage sites in Sri Lanka that inscribed in 1991 by the UNESCO worlds heritage committee.


What are places you can visit in Dambulla Golden Cave temple Complex?
Uyanwatta Rajamaha Viharaya
Buddhist museum
Golden Cave temple
Sri Parakumba Pirivena
Ruins of Somawathiya Chethiya

Uyanwatta Rajamaha Viharaya - Golden Temple




Temple is situated in front of the cave complex close to Kandy Jaffna A9 road at Dambulla.


Buddhist museum
The museum is also situated within premises of the Golden temple


Sri Parakumba Pirivena


Another historical place to visit in Cave complex, situated below to the Golden cave temple. Read more:- 



Place of Gongalegoda Banda and Weera puran Appu consecrated as king of "Sri Wikkrama" and prime minister

Golden Cave temple

This is the major attraction of the Complex

Situated on top of the Mountain



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Rangiripaya   - Dambulla Rock Temple

This is a another temple that situated in cave temple complex Acording to the history Dambulla golden cave temple had four temples called Rangiripaya ,Uyanwatta Rajamaha Viharaya, golden cave temple and Parakumba Viharaya for Administration and conservation of the Golden Cave


Somawathiya Chethiya, Archaeological site

 Ruins of a temple called Somawathi Chetiya that structures was built in 1st century BC by King Wlalagamaba as a present to his queen Somawathi.  It is situated about 1 km away from the Golden Temple 
Somawathiya Chethiya, Archaeological site





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Ruins of Somawathiya Chethiya, Dambulla







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