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Villa Arcadia

Discovery Time...

April 28, 2017

The Golden Temple of Dambulla

The impressive Buddhist cave temple complex of Dambulla is situated some 150 kilometers West from Villa Arcadia.

There are more than 80 documented caves.

Major attractions are spread over 5 caves, containing a total of 153 Buddha statues and impressive mural paintings over an area of over two thousand square meters, dating back to the 1st century B.C.

At the Ibbankatuwa Prehistoric burial site near Dambulla, 2 700 years old human skeletons were found to give evidence of civilisations in this area long before the arrival of Buddhism to Sri Lanka.

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