Dambulla Cave Temple, Habarana

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  • This temple is worth a visit due to the sheer feat that was involved in constructing it. You will need to leave your shoes outside (Rs50/pair to be stored) and you will need to be covered up as you wo...  more »
  • It's a place of natural beauty as a rocky temple. After landing in the vehicle. There are a lot of budha statues in the rocks. The stones were warm because the weather was hot. It's hard to get in. I say a temple worth seeing because it has a hill and rocky area.
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  • We arrived at the site about 2.0clock , steep climb up about 500 steps to the caves. At the top you need to take off your shoes. But the tiles outside are incredibly hot. Tip is to take socks with you...  more »
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  • If your traveling through Sri Lanka, visiting the cave temples should be on your list of things to see! The Golden Temple is located in the center of the country, an easy day trip from Kandy. It's the largest and best-preserved cave temple in Sri Lanka and has beautiful carvings and fresco of the Lord Buddha all around. It's an easy walk to the top and once inside you will find yourself amazed by the history and beauty.
  • Oh my goodness this is a definite must to see whilst in Sri Lanka. It was a bit of a shock once we got there that we had to climb up about 600 steps to get to the caves but it was certainly worth it as the temples had been carved out of the rock. Once at the top the views are stunning and if you like Buddha's there are plenty to entertain you inside the caves.
  • The King's Way walk up the back is a good way to go as there are less steps, more shade, and less crowds. The afternoon is also a good time as it is very quiet. Keep some small change for the shoe-minding man, take some flowers and small banknotes as offerings, and wear respectable clothing.
  • One of the main tourists attraction in Dambulla. There is a museum. And after climbing few steps ( good exercise ) you get to the cave temple. There are five caves. Lot of monkeys arround. You have to be careful when you take any stuff with you.
  • Nice little walk on stairs to the temple. Tickets have to be bought at the tourist office at the beginning of the walk, otherwise no access to the temple ;-) Temple is only accessible without shoes and appropriate clothes. Area of the temple is really interesting lots of Buddha's (4 resting) and the outside view is also nice!
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