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Frequently Asked Questions - Locations - Dambulla Cave Temple

Dambulla Cave Temple Dambulla is a vast isolated rock mass and it was here king Walagambahu took refuge in the 1st century B.C. He later turned the caves into a rock temple. Its rock ceiling is one large sweep of colorful paintings which depict Buddhist mythology and tales of the Buddha's previous births. Some of them are over 2000 years old. Within the cave temple there is the largest collection of the Buddha statues in a single place.

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