With an elongated white painted house concealing five sanctuaries carved into the rock, the Rock Temple of Dambulla is a magnificent place to visit.
The cave monastery is the largest and best-preserved cave-temple complex in Sri Lanka, housing 157 Buddha statues as well as large Buddhist mural paintings.
The Rock Temple of Dambulla is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and an important sacred pilgrimage site.
From the parking lot it is about 10 minutes uphill walk. The tickets however, are sold from an office right next to the Buddha Museum, so please remember to buy them there before heading up. The price is 1500LKR per person.
Experienced in January 2015.