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Sri Lanka > Pictures and travelogues > Dambulla Royal Rock Temple (photo gallery 2)

Pictures from the Rock Temple (Cave Temple) in Dambulla, Sri Lanka: Reclining Buddha, Sitting Buddha, and statues in the Cave Temple in Dambulla.


Reclining Buddha in the third cave of the Royal rock temple (Cave Temple) in Dambulla, Sri Lanka.

Another long statue of reclining Buddha lies in the first cave of the Temple.

A complex of 5 caves in the rock of Dambulla hosts the historic Rock Temple (officially known as the Rangiri Dambulla Rajamaha Viharaya). It is one of the oldest Buddhist shrines in Sri Lanka and a world heritage site (Unesco). The Rock Temple dates back to the first century BC.

Currently, the Rock Temple and the Golden Temple in Dambulla are under a single administration. 


Sitting Buddha in the Royal rock temple (Cave Temple) in Dambulla
Sitting Buddha in the fourth cave of the Royal rock temple (Cave Temple) in Dambulla, Sri Lanka.


Statues, Rock temple (Cave Temple) in Dambulla
Statues in one of the five caves of the Royal rock temple (Cave Temple) in Dambulla, Sri Lanka.


 

Links

Rock Temple in Dambulla
Web page of UNESCO about the Rock Temple in Sri Lanka.

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