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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Golden Temple of Dambulla

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DATA

Region
Asia and the Pacific
Country
Sri Lanka 
Category
Cultural
Name
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Selection Criteria (?)
(i)(vi)
Year of Registered
1991
Keyword
Registered in 1991, Temple