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Dambulla is a big town, located in the Matale District, Central Province of Sri Lanka, located 148 km north-east of Colombo and 72 km north of Kandy, the Golden Rock Temple a few Kilometers south of the market town of Dambulla, is its most famous and spectacular and the temple is in a cave under a range of granite hillocks which rise 160 meters above the surrounding plains.
Major attractions of the area contain the largest and best conserved Cave Temple Complex of Sri Lanka, and the Rangiri Dambulla International Cricket Stadium.
Statues and paintings in these caves date back to the 1st century BC. But the paintings and statues were repaired and repainted in 11th, 12th, and 18th century AD. The caves in the city provided refuge to King Valagamba in his 14 yearlong exile from the Anuradhapura kingdom.
Dambulla Rock Temple
The temples, which give this place celebrity, are parts of a vast cavern in the west side of the rock, at the height of about three hundred and fifty feet above the plain. Whet het the cavern in which these temples are formed, is altogether natural, or only partly natural, or only partly natural and partly artificial, it is now not easy to determine. The probability is, that it is principally natural, and that man has had very little to do in excavating it. The tradition has it that some of the caves were excavated by king Vattagamani Abhaya in the first century B. C. It can be surmised that this king and his successors, in benefaction to this place had to enlarge and smoothen the caves, and cut the drip-ledge (katarama) along the rock to protect the caves from rain water
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Royal Retreat Sigiriya
No-110, T. B Tennakoon Mawatha Kibissa Sigiriya
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Tel : 0662286396
Fresco Water Villa
Fresco Water Villa (pvt) Ltd, Sigiriya Road, Kimbissa
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Tel : 0662286160
Tel : 0662286815
P. O. Box 11, Dambulla.
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Tel : 0665555000
Hunnas Falls Hotel
Tel : 0812476402
Hotel Eden Garden
Sigiriya Road, Inamaluwa, Dambulla
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Tel : 0662286635
Aliya Resort & Spa
Audangawa, Kimbiss, Sigiriya
Tel : 0662270870
Sigiriya Village Hotel
P. O. Box 01, Sigiriya
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Tel : 0472240940
Saunter Paradise Hotel
Trincomalee Road, Awdangawa, Kimbissa, Habarana
Tel : 0662270700
754 Anuradhapura Road Dambulla
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Tel : 0662284864
Pelwehera Village Resort
Bulagala Junction, Pelwehera, Dambulla.
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Tel : 0662284281
Camellia Resort & Spa
Audangawa, Kimbissa, Sigiriya.
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Tel : 0662054103
Amaara Forest Hotel
No:115, Indigaswewa, Sigiriya.
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Tel : 0662277277
P. O. Box. 12, Kandalama, Dambulla
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Tel : 0664461500
Kassapa Lions Rock
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Tel : 0114342658
Wijekumarathunga Mawatha, Yapagama, Dambulla.
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