Dambulla Cave Temple
Visit the Dambulla Cave Temple to experience the roots of Buddism in a natural environment
Situated in the central part of Sri Lanka and also called the Golden Temple, this is the biggest preserved cave temple in the country. This historical complex of caves has been included on the world heritage list since 1991. The rock tower spreads over 160m and there are 80 caves to explore including 5 caves that contain paintings and statues of the life of the Lord Buddha, past Sri Lankan kings, gods and goddesses.
Visit the most ancient town in Sri Lanka filled with unique architectural designs and traditional Sri Lankan artwork. Located in the North Central Province of Sri Lanka, Anuradhapura is home to man made Stupa’s that depict the lives of the various Kings of Sri Lanka throughout history as well as the ruins of the masonry buildings and bathing-tanks. You will also find the sacred Bodhi Tree (Bo Tree) that was a gift from India almost 2500 years ago. The tree is still alive to this day and considered a pilgrimage site.
Anuradhapura is considered Sri Lanka’s first capital as the King Pandukabhaya era made it so in the 4th Century BC. During this time, Buddhism was introduced to Sri Lanka.
Visit this historical location to immerse yourself in Sri Lanka’s ancient history and the birthplace of Buddhism in Sri Lanka.
DaladaMaligawa, also known as the Temple of the Sacred Tooth is most famous for holding Lord Buddha’s tooth relic. Located in the heart of Kandy, it is considered the most sacred temple in Sri Lanka. There is an annual parade where you can see colourfully dressed elephants walking proudly in the parade. Kandy is situated in the centre of Sri Lanka and is surrounded by mountains. Due to the surrounding mountains, the temperature in Kandy is cooler than Colombo.
Every night at the DaladaMaligawa, a pooja is carried out accompanied by a traditional Kandian dance and playing of traditional drums. Visit this unique temple where a sacred artifact of Buddhism is kept.