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Dambulla Photo 5


September 29th 2011
The next day we moved onto Sigiriya, with a stop to visit the cave temples at Dambulla on the way. It's a bit of a slog going up, especially because it was so hot, but the view from the top was well worth the trip even before going into the rock caves. There are a huge number of buddhas in these five caves, and garishly bright cave paintings still cover most of the walls. A king was dethrone ... read more
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Sri Lankan Flag The Sinhalese arrived in Sri Lanka late in the 6th century B.C., probably from northern India. Buddhism was introduced beginning in about the mid-third century B.C., and a great civilization developed at the cities of Anuradhapura (kingdom from circa... ... read more
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