Places To Visit In Dambulla

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Here are the top 4 tourist attractions to see in Dambulla:

1. Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium

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from city center
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places to visit in Dambulla

The Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium was built to organise one day international (ODI) matches in Sri Lanka throughout the year. This stadium was strategically built in the dry zone of the country since it receives less rainfall compared to the rest of the places. It overlooks the Dambulla Tank, and the Dambulla Rock, and has a capacity of approximately 16800 people.

2. Popham's Arboretum

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from city center
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places to visit in Dambulla

The Popham's Arboretum was founded and funded by Sam Popham in 1963. It is a botanical garden with different variants of trees and wildlife, coexisting, in their natural environments. It is located in the town of Dambulla, built initially been on seven and a half acres of jungle, then further extended up to 27 acres. The highlight of the Arboretum is the Night Safari, where tourists get to walk on the trail of the rare Slender Loris. The Arboretum is a favourite amongst nature lovers, and a must visit.

3. Jathika Namal Uyana

9 km
from city center
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places to visit in Dambulla

Around 15 km away from the historical town of Dambulla, Jathika Namal Uyana is undoubtedly unique amongst Sri Lanka’s many attractions. Jathika Namal Uyana has the enviable distinction of being the largest ironwood forest in all of Asia, and perhaps the largest rose quartz mountain, too. The area also houses the remains of a Buddhist monastery, stupa and other structures, and a small but stunning waterfall.

4. Kandalama Lake/Reservoir

46 km
from city center
4 out of 4
places to visit in Dambulla

A 21 m high reservoir created as a result of the Kandalama Dam serves as an irrigation tank up to Kekirawa region. The tributaries of Mirisgoniya River are the primary source of water in the reservoir. The picturesque and tranquil surroundings is a popular tourist attraction.