The Iconic City of Dambulla


In Matale District of the Central Province of Sri Lanka, the enchanting town of Dambulla is found. This charming town is a place that possesses some fascinating attractions, making it a tourist magnet in the region. Located about 160 kilometres away from the city of Colombo, Dambulla offers easy access to the myriad of attractions in the Cultural Triangle of Sri Lanka.

Dambulla golden temple

Golden Temple

The majestic Golden Temple of Dambulla, which is also called the Cave Temple of Dambulla, is the most prominent landmark in the region. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that sees a steady number of visitors throughout the year. Being the oldest and best preserved cave temple complex in Sri Lanka, The Golden Temple of Dambulla houses a remarkable array of statues. There are 153 statues of Buddha, four statues of Hindu gods and goddesses. As well as there are three statues of Sri Lankan kings in the caves. Colourful murals depicting stories of Buddha adorn the inner walls of the main caves in the complex. More than 80 caves have been documented in the surrounding region.

Historians believe that the area was populated even before the introduction of Buddhism to the island. As a burial site that had skeletons which were over 2,700 ago was found in the vicinity.

Dambulla cave temple

Dambulla cave temple

Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium

Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium is yet another fascinating attraction that is located in Dambulla. This stunning stadium was built in just 167 days! A tour in the town will be incomplete without a visit to the famous Iron Wood, which is also called Na Uyana Aranya too. Dambulla also has the largest rose quartz mountain range in South Asia.

The Iconic City of Dambulla

You will be able to visit these remarkable attractions with ease when travelling with Green Holiday Centre. Be sure to book a comprehensive tour and explore remarkable appeals of destination and enjoy a truly unforgettable holiday experience!


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