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Cave Temples, Dambulla

Cave Temples, Dambulla - Dambulla is one of the UNESCO World Heritage sites located in the region known as Sri Lanka's Cultural Triangle. The Buddhist temple complex of Dambulla consists of five cave temples carved under a very large overhanging rock. The temples were carved out over several centuries, but the oldest dates back to the 1st century B.C.E. The temples include numerous carved statues of Buddha, and his faithful disciple Ananda, as well as Hindu deities.

Issued Country Sri Lanka
Issued Year 1980
Category Buddhist Architect World Heritage Buddhist Landscape
Type Postage Stamps
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