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Cave 1 – Cave of the Divine King

The first cave is called Devaraja lena (lena in sinhalese meaning cave), or "Cave of the Divine King." An account of the founding of the…

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Cave 1 - Cave of the Divine King

Cave 2 – Cave of the Great Kings

Cave 2 - the largest and most impressives of all caves, is what makes a visit to Dambulla more than worth the effort. While its…

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Cave 2 - Cave of the Great Kings

Cave 3 – Great New Monastery

Cave 3 — known as Maha Alut vihara, Great New Monastery — is the second most impressive cave temple in Dambulla after the great Cave…

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Cave 3 - Great New Monastery

Caves 4 and 5

The fourth and fifth caves are smaller; they date from a later period and are not of such high quality.

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Caves 4 and 5
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