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The Golden Temple, Dambulla

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Visit the ancient complex of The Golden Temple, 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. Plan your The Golden Temple visit and explore what else you can see and do in Dambulla using our Dambulla trip itinerary maker.
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  • A very scenic hill top Buddha cave temple. centuries old temple having hundreds of Buddha statue in excellent condition.  more »
  • Super fine, especially the views! He gone up is not long and is sweetened by monkeys. Socks help at the barefoot on the hot stones.
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  • We went there in the late afternoon just before the closure of the site, and we were all alone so quiet with a sunset. The statues are impressive not expected have these caves when we see outside! It's sublime! The colors are flamboyant and instead imposes claims! Wonderful visit despite many markets climb we lose well at least 1 L of water!
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