Dambulla is situated in the central province of Sri Lanka to the north east of Colombo.
The city was inhabited during 7th to 3rd century BC. There are various caves in the city that have statues and paintings reflecting the evolution of the city long time back. It is said that the caves of the city was the centre of refuge for king Valgamba during his 14 years of exile from Anuradapura kingdom. At that time there were Buddhist monks who protected this king from his enemies. And when king got back his throne in the 1st century BC he built a magnificent rock temple to express his gratitude toward the monks who saved his life.
Apart from this city have other historical sites that are noteworthy. Moreover the city is surrounded with beautiful
landscapes that draws tourist throughout the world.
The climate of this place is moderate and can be visited at any time of the year.
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