The gateway to this region and the first of its historical sites is Dambulla, home to Sri Lanka’s most impressive cave temples. The temples are over 2,000 years old and have been an important place of worship in Sri Lanka since the 1st century BC. The five large caverns are filled with brightly coloured frescoes and Buddah statues

Things to see and do:

Check out the 15m long reclining Buddha daubed in brightly coloured natural paints

Weave between the statues of Buddha and Hindu gods in the biggest cave as you look at the beautiful frescoes depicting Buddha’s life and be inspired by original Kandy art

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