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    Dambulla is a part of the Cultural Triangle declared by UNESCO is on the main road from Sigiriya to Kandy about 19Km from Sigiriya. There are over 80 caves in the surrounding and some of them have been used by the monks as meditation locations. Major attractions are spread over 5 caves, which contain the statues and the paintings. Since it's founding in the 1 century BC by King Valagamba, many improvements and additions have been carried out to the sculptures and paintings over the years. Hindu statues are believed to be of the 12 century AD and the latest paintings are of the late 18-century. The temple is a perfect location to view evolution of the ancient Sri Lankan arts. Dambulla is a unique and important historical site because of the amalgamation of the material from many eras.

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    • Sigiriya
      3.60 Km from Dambulla
      Sigiriya (Lion Rock Sinhalese: සීගිරිය, Tamil: சிகிரியா, pronounced see-gi-ri-yə) is an ancient palace located in the central Matale District near the town of Dambulla in the Central Province, Sri Lanka. The name refers to a site of historical and archaeological significance that is dominated by a massive column of rock nearly 200 metres (660 ft) high. According to the ancient Sri Lankan chronicle the Culavamsa, this site was selected by King Kasyapa (477 – 495 CE) for his new capital. He built ...

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    • Sigiriya

      Sigiriya is one of the main archaeologial attractions in Sri Lanka, and is a UNESCO world heritage site.

      The site contains the ruins of a 5th century palace, which sits on top of a huge sheer-sided rock. From the top of the rock there are views over the whole of the plain below.

      The site is famous for the frescoes depicting female figures, and for the lion gate with its huge lion's paws either side of the staircase ascending to the palace. At the foot of the rock are the remains of the water gardens.

      The climb up the rock is made by stone staircases lower down, and higher up by means of iron staircases which have been attached to the rock. You should have some water and food before the climb. Sigiriya is easily accessed on a tour, or by bus from Dambulla.

      Built in the 5 century AC this magnificent complex of geometrically laid gardens, pools, fountains (still working today) as well as oldest surviving murals of maidens has been a palace of the King Kasyapa. Built on top of a 200m high rock, the entrance to the climb once has been through a lions head. Only the huge paws remain today. Half way up the rock are beautifully drawn painted bare breast Maidens whose existence is still a mystery. Which should be the eighth wonder of the world, Sigiriaya, is a must see item in Sri Lanka. The occupation of the gigantic fortress ended when Kasyapa killed himself in a battle with his brother.

      Sigiriya, Sri Lanka
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      Sigiriya Lion Rock Fortress, Sigiriya, Sri Lanka
    • Habarana
      Habarana is in the heart of the cultural triangle of Sri Lanka. A perfect base for exploring this area. Located in the dry zone of Sri Lanka, Habarana is the center point from which visitors can explore the glorious past and the historical myths of this beautiful country. Culture tourists, as well as wildlife enthusiasts, are bound to find this location a haven to escape to. Habarana is closely located to the Minneriya and Kaudulla National Parks which are the transit points to hundreds of Asian elephants and other wildlife during the dry season. The recently opened Hurulu Eco Park is another fabulous area for wildlife. The sacred city of Anuradhapura, cave temples in Dambulla and Sigiriya the rock fortress are just few of the sites worthy of the attention of a history buff. Habarana is also a wonderful location for just relaxing.
      Habarana, Sri Lanka
    • Polonnaruwa

      In northeast of Colombo, Polonnaruwa is almost 216 km , 140kms southest of Anuradhapura and 140kms of northeast of Kandy. It is a well-known city of ancient dagobas in Sri Lanka's medieval capital (11th - 12th Century AD), beautiful parks, moonstones, stunningly beautiful statues and massive buildings.

      The Lotus Bath, The majestic King's Council Chamber, the Lanka Thilaka Viharaya, the statue of the great king polonnaruwa, Parakramabahu and the Gal Viharaya (rock temple), are a memorable of this capital's sights. The Sea of Parakrama - a vast 12th century man-made reservoir dominates the city. Although it is nearly 1000 years old, it is much younger than Anuradhapura, and in much better repair. Moreover, the monuments here are located in a more compact area, and their development is easier to follow

      Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka

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    Graphic showing average weather in Dambulla in Celcius and Centimeters (Change to Farenheit and Inches)

    Month Temp °C Rainfall Cm Temp °F Rainfall Inches
    Jan 24.8 355 76.6 139.8
    Feb 25.6 170.1 78.1 67
    Mar 26.8 158.4 80.2 62.4
    Apr 27.5 248.1 81.5 97.7
    May 27.8 198.5 82 78.1
    Jun 27.2 143.3 81 56.4
    Jul 27 129.8 80.6 51.1
    Aug 27 131.7 80.6 51.9
    Sep 26.9 140 80.4 55.1
    Oct 26.4 322.1 79.5 126.8
    Nov 25.7 387.9 78.3 152.7
    Dec 25 431.2 77 169.8

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