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Reclining Buddha Cave Temple Dambulla, Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka

From Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dambulla

Dambulla cave temple. It is the largest and best preserved cave temple complex in Sri Lanka. The rock towers 160 m over the surrounding plains.There are more than 80 documented caves in the surrounding. Major attractions are spread over 5 caves, which contain statues and paintings. This paintings and statues are related to Lord Buddha and his life. There are a total of 153 Buddha statues, 3 statues of srilankan kings and 4 statues of god and goddess. The latter 4 include two statues of Hindu gods, Vishnu and Ganesh. The murals cover an area of 2,100 m². Depictions in the walls of the caves include Buddha's temptation by demon Mara and Buddha's first sermon.

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Tags: cave temple; reclining buddha; srilankan kings; wall paintings
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