We are back to the world of the "world's largest..." This time it's yet another Buddha statue. This one is the world's largest Buddha with hands in Dharma Chakra position - check out the picture to see what that means. Despite my sarcasm..it is huge and towers over the area. This particular one was built with a Japanese grant and is over 30 meters tall. While in and of itself it is a gorgeous statues and dominates the landscape, it is actually just the tip of the Dambulla cave system.
The most outstanding artifacts in this particular complex are the extensive Cave Temple that can be found above and behind the Buddha in the hill. Climbing up more steps (yes, just like in Japan, all temples and shrines must be at the top of the hill, reached by 1000 steps.) we reached the entrance.
|Details from on cave ceiling|
|Small stupa inside one of the caves|