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Top sites in Dambulla, Sri Lanka

Dambulla is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and located in the Cultural triangle of Sri Lanka. It provides the traveler an experience into Sri Lanka’s history, culture, and religious practices as well as architecture. Here are the top 4 sites in Dambulla you must visit while on holiday in Sri Lanka.


Golden Cave Temple

The Golden Rock temple is the top attraction point in Dambulla. It has over 80 caves in surrounding, and some ones are used by monks as meditation locations. The largest five natural caves (1st & 2nd Century BC) consist of Mural paintings of some history. You can identify rich history and beautiful craftsmanship as well in this place when you travel


Jathika Namal Uyana (Iron Wood) and the Rose Quartz Mountain Range

Namal Uyana called is known to be the oldest garden in the country and has the largest pink quartz mountain range in South Asia. While you are traveling, you can see Iron Wood forest with beautiful small lizards, butterflies and nice birds on the rose quartz mountains. In fact, it’s a part of the biodiversity of the site and also a geologically important place in the country. Moreover, if you want to trek, you can take the opportunity to climb all the way up to the Statue and you can see magnificent and amazing views in there.


Dambulla Museum

This is located south of the temple caves and it’s a very small museum. You can see the re – creation art with the mural painting of the cave temple. These all paintings show the history and uniqueness of Sri Lanka. And it is also known as the painting museum.


Dambulla Produce Market

Dambulla Produce Market supplies many fresh vegetables and fruits to consumers and businesses in the area. If you like to experience the life of the locals you can see sailors and porters at work there. An interesting sight is how the local businesses people carry stocks of food to sell in other surrounding areas.