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Tucked in the Central Province of Sri Lanka, the simple town of Dambulla is full of historical monuments and beautiful scenarios. The amazing Dambulla cave temple complex must be the first on your list; with spectacular sculpture & paintings, it is an amazing place. Dambulla is also home to the largest rose quartz mountain in South Asia and the incredible Sigiriya fort and Minneriya National Park are also located close-by. However there are lesser-visited places in Dambulla which are equally worth a visit.
The Painting Conservation & Research Center – or Painting Museum as it is generally called – is one of such places located in Dambulla. It is located walking distance from the ancient Dambulla rock cave temple and maintained by the government to educate both Sri Lankan and foreign visitors.
It displays a series of periods of Sri Lankan art from cave paintings up to the 20th century and this explains how Sri Lankan paintings have progressed through different eras with examples. If you need to get educated on Sri Lankan paintings, this is one of the best places in Sri Lanka. The painting museum not only exhibits paintings but also reveals the glory of Sri Lanka.
The wall paintings are well-preserved. This is not only a museum but also a Research Center and Painting conservation place. For art lovers and those who like paintings, this is a must-visit place.
The Painting Museum in Dambulla is located less than 20 minutes away from our hotels in Dambulla – our helpful teams will assist you in arranging an excursion. Check dates for availability and book your stay today.