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Golden Temple of Dambulla - Major attractions are spread over 5 caves, which contain statues and paintings related to Lord Buddha and his life. There are total of 153 Buddha statues within the caves. The first cave is called Cave of the Divine King. This cave is dominated by the 14-meter statue of the Buddha, hewn out of the rock. Cave of the Great Kings - in addition to 16 standing and 40 seated statues of Buddha, are the gods Saman and Vishnu, which pilgrims often decorate with garlands. There is also a dagoba and a spring which drips its water, said to have healing powers, out of a crack in the ceiling.
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Golden Temple of Dambulla - Major attractions are spread over 5 caves, which contain statues and paintings related to Lord Buddha and his life. There are total of 153 Buddha statues within the caves. The first cave is called Cave of the Divine King.  This cave is dominated by the 14-meter statue of the Buddha, hewn out of the rock.  Cave of the Great Kings - in addition to 16 standing and 40 seated statues of Buddha, are the gods Saman and Vishnu, which pilgrims often decorate with garlands. There is also a dagoba and a spring which drips its water, said to have healing powers, out of a crack in the ceiling.