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Address: Dambulla, Sri Lanka
Phone Number: +94-66-228-3606
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$98*
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Sigiriya Rock Fortress and Cave Temples Day Trip
$475*
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8-Day Ramayana Trail Tour from Colombo
$370*
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4-Day Essence of Sri Lanka Tour

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Temple of beauty

The visit of those ornemented caves is not to be missed as its probably the most beautiful place you can admire in the cultural triangle. Cave 1 / 2 and 3 are just fabulous and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

The visit of those ornemented caves is not to be missed as its probably the most beautiful place you can admire in the cultural triangle. Cave 1 / 2 and 3 are just fabulous and you will feel high emotions in entering them for the first time. the hike to the cave is a bit long Under the sun but... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

It's ok. Not really worth the long climb, which is about 30 minutes long. Dress appropriately with comfy shoes and of course be fully covered.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Expect: A "must see" site. 160 meter ascend. Some worn cave paintings and Buddhas. 160 descend. If you have seen any normal temples or big temples, e.g. in Thailand, this will probably not blow your mind.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Loved my visit to Srilanka .we stayed in Kandalama so it was easy to visit the Gilden temple and sigiriya .people who love nature and history will love Srilanka.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We stopped here early in the morning on our way from Habarana to Kandy. The cost is 1500SLR which is expensive given that we were there for less than an hour. We took the steps up...it's a long way even though we're young and healthy. Bring socks if it's hot outside as you have to turn over your shoes before... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

One of the most stunning places we visited. The statues are amazing and looking at them affects you a little emotionally. The steps to the top were a little but challenging, take your time as the view from the top of hills are breathtaking A must in asri Lanka

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

After you pay 10$ fee you have to climb several steps. View from the top of mountain is pretty good for Dambulla area, but when you get inside the cave you gonna be surprised cause the cave temple is really nice and big... Worth it to pay the fee if you are temples fan

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

A lot a stairs, some uneven, to get to the temple but once there it was very interesting with our guide talking us through the different rooms carved into the caves.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

The Dambulla cave temple complex is a Unesco World Heritage site. It consists of five caves in which there are Buddha statues and wall paintings contributed by Sri Lanka kings over a span of two millennia. The site is not large, however the quality of sculpture and painting is very good, and it is interesting to see how the image... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

So worth the climb, the is another one of this amazing islands jewels, the paintings and statues within the caves are awe inspiring. This was my second visit my first being 15 years ago and they were even better than I remembered. we were lucky in that it was very quiet when we were there and at times we had... More 

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Address: Dambulla, Sri Lanka
Phone Number: +94-66-228-3606
Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Central Province  >  Dambulla

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