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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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  • Very nice temple. A few stair up and you have great view and the caves are very nice. You have to take your shoes off and pay 25 LKR for it. Recommendable. 
  • 5 temples in rock, world heritage since 1991. a total of about 150 buddha statues, big and small. If you only need to see the buddha statues eet place in Sri Lanka, this is a good choice. Came early, so there are not so many people.
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  • We visited Dambulla on a half day trip from our base in Habarana, only half an hour by bus. The site is also easily accessible by bus from Kandy, about 2 hrs. Ask to be dropped off at the golden templ...  more »