Dambulla Golden Rock cave temple is a world heritage site by UNESCO in Srilanka which declared in
1991. The site located 2km from the Dambulla centre. The gigantic rock 160m above from the
surrounding plains, the circumference of the base is more than 1.5km.
The history of the cave temple dates back to 2nd century BC to the reign of king Sadda thissa. Under
the drip ledge of main cave the Brahmin letter inscription says.

Presently there are 5 Major Caves, this is one cave which partitioned by bricks.

  • Devaraja Lena
  • Maharaja Lena
  • Maha Aluth Viharaya
  • Pachchima Viharaya
  • Devana Aluth Viharaya