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Sri Lanka, Golden Temple of Dambulla

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Location Dambulla, Central Province, Matale District, Sri Lanka
Coordinates N7 51 24 E80 38 57
Date of Inscription 1991

Brief Description (http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/561 )

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.

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