The Sri Lankan town of Dambulla is small with the biggest tourist pull in this area undoubtedly Sigirya, other wise known as Lion Rock. Sigiriya is outside the town of Dambulla and merits a look as well. Worth seeing in the area include the Temples, Caves and Museum, which are all fairly unmissable on Matale Road.
1. The Golden Temple
This sits prominently and noticeably as you walk through Dambulla. Walk off the main street and you’ll be confronted by the Golden Temple which extends 30 metre high.
2. The Royal Rock Temple (Cave Temples)
This is the main attraction, also off the main Matale Road and is at an elevation of over 100 metres up however it’s a relatively easy walk. There are 5 caves in total so it’s worth doing some research into their history in advance, as they all have their own representations.
Above, cave temples in Danbulla. They cost 1,500 Rupees to enter, though children are free. You’ll need a few hours if you want to see it in detail. There’s also a small museum in the area. Below are some videos I shot onsite.
Top photo credit: Adventuretravelsite