|UNESCO #561 - Dambulla Rock Temple - SRI LANKA|
Monday, July 22, 2013
Golden Temple of Dambulla - SRI LANKA - UNESCO #561
This beautiful card is the 9th Du sent me from Sri Lanka and the second from the magnificent temple of Dambulla, now with a picture of the interior of the Rock Temple, where the oldest statues are (2nd Century B.C.). Du, I don't have enough words to thank you for taking time of your vacations to buy and write me all this postcards... what exotic country are you visiting next? This postcard took 25 days to arrive!
The rock of Dambulla is the centre of a Buddhist cave-temple complex established in the 3rd century BC and occupied continuously until today. A sacred pilgrimage site for 22 centuries, this cave monastery, with its five sanctuaries, is the largest, best-preserved cave-temple complex in Sri Lanka. The Buddhist mural paintings (covering an area of 2,100 m2 ) are of particular importance, as are the 157 statues.