Visit Dambulla Rock Temple
The ancient kingdom of Dambulla lies at the crossroads of the island’s history and culture, situated just 148 km from Colombo, 72 km from Kandy and a stone’s throw away from Sigiriya. The region is known for its excellent produce, numerous religious sites and extraordinarily beautiful landscapes, including a bird sanctuary. Foremost among Dambulla attractions is the cave temple complex dating back to the 2nd century BC, one of the largest, best preserved cave temples in the world, which today is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. From the remnants of the ancient city which provide ample opportunity for discovery to the undulating countryside and easy laidback atmosphere, Dambulla offers travellers plenty to see, promising eclectic experiences and unusual adventures.