Dambulla Rock Temple, Sri Lanka

Dambulla rock temple also known as the Golden Temple of Dambulla is a World Heritage Site in Sri Lanka, situated in the central part of the country. It is the largest and best preserved cave temple complex in Sri Lanka. The rock towers 160 m over the surrounding plains.

The temple is composed of five caves, which have been converted into shrine rooms, which contain statues and paintings. These statues and paintings are related to Buddha and his life. There are in total 153 Buddha statues, 3 statues of Sri Lankan kings and 4 statues of gods and goddesses. The murals cover an area of 2.100 square metres. Access is along the gentle slope of the Dambulla Rock, offering a panoramic view of the surrounding flat lands.

Below is a small selection of photos taken during a visit to the Dambulla rock temple. Click on a miniature-photo to enlarge it, then navigate using the arrows left/right of the photo or use the cursor keys on your keyboard.