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The Golden Temple Buddha in Dambulla, Sri Lanka

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The Golden Temple of Dambulla is situated in the central part of the country,  148 km east of Colombo and 72 km north of Kandy, the temple is the largest and the best preserved temple of the various cave temples in Sri Lanka. The Golden Temple of Dambulla is a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1991. It is a popular tourist attraction and also a religious site. The rock towers 160m over the surrounding plains. There are more than eighty caves in the surrounding area with their own attraction but there are five caves that are of major attraction. Buddhist Museum open from 7.30- 11.30 pm. Cost is around 500 rps. (includes entry to temple caves). Nearby there is a golden chedi.

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