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On a trip to Dambulla, visit the largest and best-preserved cave temple complexes in the country, declared a World Heritage Site. Sightseeing in Dambulla almost exclusively centers around this icon of Sri Lanka, full of statues of Buddha and Sri Lankan kings. The town itself is crammed with traffic and features one of the biggest wholesale markets in the country. Lovers of water activities can visit the nearby reservoir, a popular outing spot year-round with hot-air ballooning and a spa. A few restaurants in town serve up a variety of spicy dishes. Dambulla is in Central Province. Plan your tour of Dambulla and Sri Lanka travel itinerary using our Sri Lanka trip builder.
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