This photo is at the entrance to the Golden Temple of Dambulla. As you can see there are plenty of steps to climb to get to the actual temple. This is a requirement, apparently, in Sri Lanka, because there is no way you are going to get away with not doing lots of climbing.
This temple was by far one of my favorite things to do in the country. It’s a gorgeous white edifice built right up alongside and under the rock wall of the cliff, and part of the temple is in the cave. There are plenty of Buddha statues, most sitting, and one really big reclining Buddha.
It’s a gorgeous site!