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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  • Lovely site to visit whilst in Sri Lanka. Lots of steps leading to the site so probably not great for those who aren’t in the best physical shape. Lots of cheeky monkey en route!  more »
  • It is a fantastic place with a huge Buddha statue welcoming you. Under the statue, they have a nice museum. The entrance onwards, the cave temple offers an out of the world experience. The numerous st...  more »
  • What a fantastic place , after climbing the steps it feels like your on top of the world , great views And then there is this fantastic very old cave temples ! We were shown around who was funny and i...  more »
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