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Address: Dambulla, Sri Lanka
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Well maintained and nice to see the huge Golden Buddha statue. Don't miss to visit the cave temple where you can see 150+ Buddha statues. On the top of the hill you can see... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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Chennai (Madras), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Well maintained and nice to see the huge Golden Buddha statue. Don't miss to visit the cave temple where you can see 150+ Buddha statues. On the top of the hill you can see Sigirya hill !!

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Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

We did the tour with a local boy he took us inside this amazing place of worship, despite Im agnostic person, I was amazed with this beautiful temple on the water, full of huge gold fish, a sinh the water surrounding the temple is in perfect balance. We also were allowed through the kitchens where they prepare the food for... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

The Golden Temple is a shame, as its ugliness takes away some of the beauty of the absolutely amazing Dambulla Caves up the hill, about 160m steep climb and well worth it. Beautiful wall paintings and best Buddhas we've seen in Sri Lanka.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

It was nice and memorable to visit the golden temple. The place nice and clean and facilities for visitors is also very good.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

... But the view is worth it. You can see Damnulla as well as all the way over to the Sigiriya Rock fortress. Be careful with the monkeys as they are all around this temple.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Quite a climb up the temple. It was raining when we climbed. There are steps but there are also parts where its just a gentle slope on the rock and these parts were very slippery in the rain. If climbing in a dry weather, would be worth it. Must remove shoes. But its beautiful. There are 5 cave entrances. Each... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Now charging US$20 per person, increase from $2 late last year. Quite a large entry fee for quality for the site. Am sure it has cultural and historic significance but no information available at the site. Can use Internet or a guide to find out more. Would be improved if the site and museum had better information. Not worth it... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Interesting temple, different from many other ones. It is a long climb , better go early in the day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

the temple on the rock is very impressive the site is really beautiful and on the top of the rock this building is incredible

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Having an arthritic hip I was concerned about the climb but whats a little pain when such impressive caves are at journeys end .Great story telling artwork on the cave walls and far reaching views from the peak. Fun to see monkeys stealing lotus flowers left by devotees and devouring them. interesting to see Sri Lankans climbing bare foot.

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