Golden Temple of Dambulla, Dambulla

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Visit the ancient complex of Golden Temple of Dambulla, a series of cave temples and a World Heritage Site. Step 22 centuries back in time as you explore the caves, carved in the side of the 150 m (492 ft) tall Dambulla Rock, overlooking the surrounding flatlands. Roaming the historic place of worship, you’ll encounter 157 statues, most of which are of Buddha, as well as countless vibrant murals depicting scenes from the life of the founder of Buddhism. To visit Golden Temple of Dambulla and other attractions in Dambulla, use our Dambulla trip builder app .
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  • Bring water - none is sold up at the top! Follow dress code, no bare shoulders or knees and they will not rent you something to cover up so have a sarong with you or you won't get in. Pay to have your...  more »
  • Well worth a visit. I would recommend not in the heat of midday as it can be a bit hot.The toilets are a bit basic.  more »
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