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Golden Temple of Dambulla

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Golden Temple of Dambulla

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Explore Sigirya and Dambulla Day Tour

Be rewarded with stunning scenery from atop while experiencing rich cultural and historical heritage .The ancient city of Sigiriya and Dambulla are both named as World Heritage sites by UNESCO. Sigiriya also known as the Eighth Wonder of the World resembles its significance by ancient palace and fortress complex that has a significant archaeological importance and attracts thousands of tourists every year. Sigiriya rock plateau was formed from magma of an extinct volcano and stands 200 meters higher than the surrounding jungles. Tucked in the Central Province of Sri Lanka, the humble town of Dambulla is a treasure trove of historical monuments that are definitely worth a visit.<br><br>• Explore 2 UNESCO World heritage sites at once<br>• Enjoy personalized attention on a private tour<br>• Hassle-free hotel pickup and drop-off<br>• Travel comfortably in an air-conditioned vehicle with a travel guide driver
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sanjaya k wrote a review Sep 2020
Kandy, Sri Lanka14 contributions2 helpful votes
World heritage site in Dambulla city symbolizes the great Buddhist culture in ancient Sri Lanka. This beautiful cave with buddha statues and drawings is a great place to visit. There is a modern temple and a huge statue of lord buddha at the entrance as well.
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Date of experience: October 2019
NizraanJ wrote a review Aug 2020
Colombo, Sri Lanka54 contributions11 helpful votes
A historical and cultural site with breathtaking views. Most recommended and easiest climb to the Rock Temple is through the side of the Golden Temple...
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Date of experience: August 2020
ajaycmistry wrote a review May 2020
55 contributions14 helpful votes
Tourist site to see the Rock Caves and access to the Golden Temple. It is very large site with many steps, so not wheel chair friendly. Leave adequate time to get around. If you decide to walk to the Golden Temple, walk back the way you came otherwise it's a very long walk back via the main road and not very clearly sign posted. The caves are very peaceful and impressive with lots of carvings inside each cave. When we went they were restoring some of the statues so there was some scaffolding in the way. There were lots of monkeys on the walk to the Golden Temple who are very curious and follow you about but very tame. Before entering the rock temple there is a separate locals and foreigners shoe store which you have to pay for and the visitors prices are considerably more. It does get hot & takes time so take plenty of water with you, Worth the visit if you are in or passing Dambulla.
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Date of experience: January 2020
NikkiAnderson wrote a review May 2020
Witney, United Kingdom131 contributions48 helpful votes
We visited the Dambulla Caves with our driver guide - absolutely recommend a guide to find out all about the area and the different temples here. Just off the main road (you can't miss it!) - quite a few steps to the top but the views are lovely on the way! You will need to take your shoes off to go into the temple area - take socks and the ground can be very hot! No shorts and cover your shoulders as with all temples. Beautiful but very busy - lots of schools trips too! But a wonderful experience - not to be missed.
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Date of experience: February 2020
DaveS wrote a review May 2020
Tauranga, New Zealand71 contributions24 helpful votes
This is an interesting temple. Several separate caves with amazing Buddha's and painting. It was very helpful having our excellent guide Lucky to explain the history around the paintings and the eras that they are from. That was helpful, otherwise it would be a "very good" rating as we wouldn't have understood what things were.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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