The historic Dowa Cave Temple complex in Sri Lanka is also known as the Dowa Rajamaha Vihara. It is a famous Buddhist pilgrimage site and attracts tourists from all over the world.
Dowa Cave Temple
Dowa Cave Temple is located 6km from Bandarawela on Badulla-Bandarawella highway. Nestled amidst the hills, the historic cave temple complex was once the sanctuary for King Walagamba. The temple has a beautiful ornamental gateway that attracts visitors. It has a 38 ft Buddha image sculptured from a rock and some paintings belonging to the Kandyan era, depicting various Jataka stories.