The Dambulla cave temples of Sri Lanka lie midway between Kandy, Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa, near the town of Dambulla and are one of Sri Lanka’s outstanding man-made attractions.
The temples are small masterpieces of Sinhalese Buddhist art: five dimly lit, mysterious grottos, filled with innumerable statues and glowing with rich reds and golds as do the paintings that cover nearly every surface.
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|Dambulla - Dambulla Cave Temple||It's glory is recognised and that is why it holds the title of a world heritage site, Dambulla Cave Temple lies in the central part of the country and is also known as the Golden Temple. People from faraway places come to see the cultural beauty with their own eyes.|
Inside the caves around the golden temple there are paintings and statues strewn all over, all related to the life of Gautama Buddha, his life and the events that took place in it. Vishnu, Ganesha and Demon—Mara are historic gods and goddesses that also have some paintings and structures sculpted for them, situated in the caves.
It's predicted that the site has 2700 human skeletons buried underneath it.