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Golden Temple of Dambulla

Open today: 06:00 - 19:15
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Dambulla 21100, Sri Lanka
+94 66 2 283605
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife, little son and I visited the Dambulla Caves in September. The hike to the cave is rather easy. After reaching the top, the view across Dambulla and the surrounding area (e.g. the Golden Temple) is brilliant and it's not too crowded so that...More

Thank Chris318i
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beware that there are a number of steps up to the cave temple, however, most people will manage this. There are a series of caves built into the rock with Buddha statues inside each. It is a peaceful temple and well worth the visit. There...More

Thank cwatkinson
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just a 20 min climb to the entrance gate. But don’t get rude and upset if you arrive at the gate without a ticket like I witnessed a fellow Australian do. I apologised to the gate attendant for his rudeness and advised that most Australians...More

Thank emtnems
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

5 caverns filled with images some of which are very beautiful, cavern number 2 is probably the most impressive. Check out the art work on the ceilings too. There's not much lighting inside but if you don't use the flash on your camera you can...More

Thank Chris J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very atmospheric and interesting caves and the Budhas are all different and awesome. The surrounding grounds are full of stalls though and this a bit tacky.

Thank Stephanie058
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Definately the thing to do in Dambulla. Great display of Buddha Effigies from the past. Well kept and restoration in progress this is definately worth the visit. Just make sure your driver drops you at the bottom at the ticket office. Buy your ticket walk...More

Thank Tim S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ancient temple carved into the rock. Climb up to the top of the rock is easier than the climb down. Take plenty of water with you .

Thank alansen
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's a truly amazing experience for those who love art and culture. Unbelievable representation of the Buddhist art.

Thank Fernandez Casta... R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A temple up on a hill with a lot of colorful wall paintings and statues in several caves. Very cool! There are some stairs to get up to the temple but you can stay on the way up to rest while admiring the view. As...More

Thank Therese T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The problem with all the temples in Sri Lanka is that you start comparing them to each other and this one was not as impressive as I thought it would be. There are a lot of steps to go up, so not one to do...More

Thank Tony M
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Ian C
4 April 2018|
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Response from AdrianBercea-ABE | Reviewed this property |
Sorrybut I do not remember but very cheap I think.
4 February 2018|
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Response from Raj064 | Reviewed this property |
I am sure she can. while we were climbing, we noticed a few oldies taking rest on the way. the temples are fantastic and she will cherish the memories for a long time. All the best
12 February 2017|
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Response from Shelby M | Reviewed this property |
I think you can pay in US$ as well. Some attractions are quite expensive, for example Sigiriya Lion Rock is $35. You can also climb Pidurangala Rock for 200 LKR each and get a beautiful view that is the same as the view from... More