|The Dambulla Rock Temple|
is the largest painted Cave Temple in the world and built by King Walagamba in the 1 st century B.C.
The ancient monument is located on the top of a 160 m high rock and contains 154 painted skulptures
including the 15 m long skulpture of the dying Buddha.
All wall- and ceilling paintings, mostly from the 15th-18th century, cover together 22000 sq.ft.
The Rock Temple is a world heritage since 1991.
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