are actually two different temples located in close proximity. Golden Temple that houses giant gold Buddha – built in 2001 - sitting on the roof of modern kitsch building is totally uninteresting, maybe except the statue itself. What is important to visit is Dambulla is Cave Temple from 1st century BC located many steps up the hill behind the first one. There are five main caves, some of them man made, fronted by the monastic like structure. Caves differ in sizes, frescoes and statues presented inside.