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The Incredible Murals and Frescoes Inside the Dambulla Cave Temple

In my previous post, I showed you what’s like inside the Dambulla Cave Temple – which I believe is the Sistine Chapel of the Buddhist world. Now, in this post, I’ll show you the colourful and extremely incredible murals and frescoes inside the cave temple.

As you all know, the Golden Temple of Dambulla is Sri Lanka’s most impressive and most-preserved rock temple. It’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site that would never fail to amaze you.

These murals and frescoes depict the life of the Gautama Buddha. Some of them might look like a wallpaper but I can attest that they aren’t. You also have to remember that these painted works are executed directly on a rough-hewn cave rock. So, there’s no way they’re wallpapers. 😉

Still not convinced? Let these photos speak for themselves.

The Murals and Frescoes Inside the Dambulla Cave Temple (Sri Lanka).
The Murals and Frescoes Inside the Dambulla Cave Temple (Sri Lanka).
Dambulla Cave Temple is The Sistine Chapel of the Buddhism World (Sri Lanka).
Dambulla Cave Temple is The Sistine Chapel of the Buddhism World (Sri Lanka).
The Murals and Frescoes Inside the Dambulla Cave Temple (Sri Lanka).
The Murals and Frescoes Inside the Dambulla Cave Temple (Sri Lanka).
Buddhism is a major religion in Sri Lanka.
The Murals and Frescoes Inside the Dambulla Cave Temple (Sri Lanka).
Buddhist Temple in Sigiriya, Sri Lanka.
The Murals and Frescoes Inside the Dambulla Rock Cave Temple (Sri Lanka).
Buddhism is a major religion in Sri Lanka.
Buddhism is a major religion in Sri Lanka.
Buddhism is a major religion in Sri Lanka.
Buddhism is a major religion in Sri Lanka.
The Murals and Frescoes Inside the Dambulla Cave Temple (Sri Lanka).
Buddhism is a major religion in Sri Lanka.
Buddhism is a major religion in Sri Lanka.
Buddhism is a major religion in Sri Lanka.
Buddhism is a major religion in Sri Lanka.
Buddhism is a major religion in Sri Lanka.
The Murals and Frescoes Inside the Dambulla Rock Cave Temple (Sri Lanka).
Buddhism is a major religion in Sri Lanka.

WHERE TO STAY IN SIGIRIYA 

Look no further – Darshani Lodge should be your choice. The staff is nice and willing to help you. The rooms are spacious and clean. It’s just one kilometre to Sigiriya Rock and accessible to public transport, like the tuktuk. They also serve breakfast and dinner.

Not a solo traveler? Join a tour! 

It is, of course, possible to go around the country using public transport. But, you’ve got to be adventurous and can stand on the heat. And be patient, too. Trains are slow and most of the roads are winding and narrow, especially when you’re going to the Hill Country. If you have limited time in the country and want to see / experience more, say, 8-10 days, going a tour is more practical. You don’t have to plan for transports and hotel accommodation. Intrepid Travel offers various options for every kind of traveler.

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