Beezer Land

Dambulla

At Beezerland, we have a number of special travel tours that you could choose from. If experiencing the heritage and historical places of Sri Lanka is what you have in mind, we would be delighted to take you to Dambulla.

Dambulla is situated in the Matale District, Central Province of Sri Lanka, located 148 km north-east of Colombo and 72 km north of Kandy. Dambulla is famous for the ancient Rock Temple, which is an iconic Sri Lankan image. The Golden Rock Temple is located about 500m south of Dambulla. It is located so close to the city, that reaching the temple will take only a few minutes, and could easily be approached even by foot. The temple is built magnificiantly in a cave under a range of granite hillocks which rise 160 meters above the surrounding plains.

It is believed that the beautiful Buddha statues were carved out of the side of a rock 22 centuries ago. This five-chambered cave temple has been in continuous use as a Buddhist temple ever since. 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. It is believed that this rock temple provided refuge to King Valagamba in his 14 yearlong exile from the Anuradhapura kingdom.

Dambulla is declared as a world heritage site by the UNESCO, for its historical values that date back to many centuries.