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Golden Temple of Dambulla

Listed under Temples in Dambulla, Sri Lanka.

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A sacred pilgrimage site for 22 centuries, this cave monastery, with its five sanctuaries, is the largest, best-preserved cave-temple complex in Sri Lanka. The Buddhist mural paintings (covering an area of 2,100 m2) are of particular importance, as are the 157 statues.

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“Tea and sympathy in the heart of Sri Lanka”

By Sophie Lam for The Independent. First published 24th January 2009. ...When Marco Polo visited in the late 13th century, he described this place as the finest island of its size in all the world. And while the only other island of its size in all the… Read more...

Written by press. See the full article in The Independent, 24th January 2009.

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