THINGS TO DO IN Dambulla

  • Jathika Namal Uyana - Largest Na Forest and Pink quartz mountain
  • Dambulla Golden Cave Temple

Located in the Matale District in the Central Province, Dambulla`s main attraction is its historical and cultural heritage. Its complex of caves and the historic temple built in the caves shows a history and inhabitants that goes far back as the 7th to the 3rd century BC.

Cave paintings and statues portray the evolution of Sri Lankan art as well as the influence Buddhism had in the local culture.The area of the Temple boasts over 80 caves and most of them for centuries have been used as locations for meditation by the monks. The main Temple is located in about 5 caves which is also the area of murals and intricately designed monuments. Other attractions in the area includes the 500 million year old Rose Quartz Mountain and one of the oldest forests in Sri Lanka the Iron Wood Forest.