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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  • My husband and I happened upon the just opened BBQ Avenue in Kollupitiya, a quiet area of Colomba. We were seated at a handsome mahogany table on comfortable couches in a spacious room. Dinner began.....  more »
  • The temple itself is quite interesting. Ancient people chipped off a large part of the rock and build a temple under that rock. But that's all about it. At the parking lot, we used the washroom. A...  more »
  • Beautiful views and sculptures set on the top of hills. Truly a special space and worth the slightly steep climb up. Also great place to view friendly monkeys.  more »
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