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Apr 28, 2018 - Lots of elephants

We are 2 nights in Dambulla and this morning we explored Sigiriya, a 5th century Rock Fortress. We managed to climb to the top of Lion Rock for magnificent views. Another hot day, so hard work climbing to the top. The afternoon was free so we elected to do another safari, this one to find elephants in the wild. It was fantastic. Although the ride in the back of the safari truck was a bit rough and bumpy we came across several herds of elephants and were able to get up nice and close. The ride back to base was exciting as a late afternoon...

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Mar 16, 2008 - Dambulla Cave Temples

The Dambulla cave temples were as much a surprise to me as the differences between Sri Lanka and India. Again dating back to the 1st century BC as places of worship the 5 caves contain about 150 Buddha images, while most of ceiling decoration is no more than 200 years old. I was a little put off by the chintzy ‘Golden Temple’ complex at the entrance to the site with its 30m-high Buddha statue on top [photo 1] but once I’d reached the 50m long Cave 2, I was blown away [photos2-5 & Video1]. I wasn’t even put off by an officious tourist who...

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Feb 13, 2008 - A day trip to Dambulla

I've opted to take a day trip from Kandy to visit Dambulla, rather than stay over in the town, which means 4 hours of bus rides I know but it's the easiest to arrange. Dambulla is a very snall town in the middle of Sri lanka that would be otherwise unremarkable if it weren't for some old buddist artwork in a series of 5 small caves. And being buddist, these caves have to be at the top of a hill with a steep sloping rock face. The caves have some buddist artwork painted onto their walls and ceilings and contain a large number of budda...

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