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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  • It is quite a climb to reach the entrance to this complex. You have to leave your shoes with a man who charges you a small amount to save them. Be warned that it can be quite hot under foot and it did...  more »
  • We visited many many temples in 26 from Trinco, Kandy to Dambulla lots . Dambulla had a great feel cool inside the cave and lovely cobbled paths with an awesome view . Clever detail with the cave, cav...  more »
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