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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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  • One of the best temples in Sri Lanka. The location is very scenic and gives you top mountain views. Worth visiting. 
  • Very beautiful caves on top of a mound, full of Buddhas and charming rooms. Too many monkeys on the path of rise, sometimes a little aggressive and everything.
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  • We took a suicidal taxi cab day trip from Kandy and stopped in Dambulla after climbing Sigiriya in the morning. The cab was about 7,500Rupee and took 2.5 hours. When you walk into Dambulla, you're con...  more »