Sri Lanka has emerged as a preferred destination for Indian travellers in the past few years. Its idyllic beaches, lush tree green plantations and rich and diverse flora and fauna are worth exploring. What its biggest draw are its temples. One of the most prominent attractions of Sri Lanka is Dambulla. A large town in the Matale district, Dambulla is home to the famous Dambulla cave temple complex which has some marvellously preserved artefacts. Dambulla is just 72 km from Kandy another major attraction of Sri Lanka. (ALSO SEE India vs Sri Lanka: Which country has the best beaches?) Here are some amazing photos of Dambulla that will tempt you to visit this wonderful temple destination.

Dambulla Cave Temple is a UNESCO site with Buddha statues carved in the rock of the temple

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Golden Temple of Dambulla near Dambulla, Sri Lanka

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Sigiriya Rock or Lion Rock is an ancient fortress near Dambulla

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The cave temple complex has five caves under a vast overhanging rock and dates back to the first century BC

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Buddha statue at Golden Temple of Dambulla

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Dambulla cave golden temple & statues – the largest and best preserved cave temple complex in Sri Lanka

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Buddha statues in the cave temple complex in Dambulla, Sri Lanka

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Sculptures at Dambulla

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Sigiriya Rock or Lion Rock is an ancient fortress near Dambulla, Sri Lanka

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Sunset over the Lion Rock in Sigiriya, Sri Lanka with aerial view of the tropical forest

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Interiors of Dambulla cave temple in Sri Lanka

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More statues inside the temple cave complex in Dambulla, Sri Lanka

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So, next time you think of taking a trip abroad, consider Dambulla in Sri Lanka.