Dambulla cave temple dated back to 1st century BC, built as gratitude to the Buddhist monk by King Valagamba. The reclining statue of Buddha in cave number 01 been carved out from existing rock in 14m (47 ft) length, during the period of king Valagamba. Statues and paintings of five caves had been repaired and repainted 11th, 12th and 18th century AD. Altogether, there are 160 statues in five caves of difference postures. Dambulla cave temple was declared as world heritage site by UNESCO.