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“Not worth the money”

Golden Temple of Dambulla
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US$105.00*
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Private Day Trip: Sigiriya and Dambulla Rock Cave...
Ranked #1 of 23 things to do in Dambulla
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 7 August 2018

The ticket cost itself was Rs 1500, and no sooner we started our tour, we were told that the temple doors will be closed for the next couple of hours for worship.
I would have expected either the money to be returned or even better, this could be told at the entrance as we bought the tickets that the doors will be closed for an hour or two. Also, it is expected that footwares to be removed and there are men at the entrance advising visitors to leave footware at designated sites, my advised is that visitors should carry a backpack, where footwares could be stored and carried in person. This will cut unwanted cost. There are many trying to make some easy money and tourist and foreigners should be aware of it.

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Reviewed 7 August 2018

Make it a point to reach there by 7.30 else it gets crowded. Know the dress code there which full pants & full sleeves.

Thank Traveller_chill
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Reviewed 7 August 2018

Scared place, incredible history, Suggest to go early in the day to beat the locals and other tourist. The cavings and painted ceilings outstanding.

Thank Ruth W
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Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Great sight but there's only so many temples one can see as a non-Buddhist tourist. The roof area is good, where rhe monkeys hang out and the restaurant is FANTASTIC AND CHEAP

Thank the_finchley_lees
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Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

I know Im a plebeian but we'd already seen a lot of Buddhas in caves so this was a bit samey. The construction under the rock lip was good and the views were fine. Good exercise walking up but lots of steps

Thank the_finchley_lees
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