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Address: Dambulla, Sri Lanka
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amazing site, renowned as the temple of the infinite Buddhas. it was the place of religious worship when the capital was at Anuradhapura. it was donated to the monks by royalty... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

amazing site, renowned as the temple of the infinite Buddhas. it was the place of religious worship when the capital was at Anuradhapura. it was donated to the monks by royalty. The paintings inside the shrines are the largest and oldest in South asia. A no-miss!!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

If you're visiting the impressive Cave Temples, you might as well make a small detour into the Golden Temple. The 100ft high golden buddha is hard to ignore, as you enter directly beneath it (and through the mouth of a slightly pretentious dragon), and the interior, which contains statues, manuscripts and paintings, is interesting, without being stunning.

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West Beach, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Significant buddhist site. Beautiful reclining buddhas and very peaceful. It would be good to visit early in the day. It's a hot walk up the hill.

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Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

It deserves the visit in your tour by Sri Lanka. The history of Rock Temple goes back to the first century B.C., commenced by the King Vattagamini Abhaya. Within these caves is housed a collection of 157 amazing images of Buddha

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

i liked to walk and the stairs to reach the temple, very interesting to walk especially when the monkeys pass by all the time,,, don't be scare don't won't harm

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East Preston, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Access to the cave temples was via a fairly step climb in, which was very hot in the daytime, and there was little opportunity to stop on the way up for our guide to point out things of interest. Incredible when you get to the top though! A guide is vital to get the best from a visit, as tours... More 

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Trowbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

The site is accessed by walking past a very large golden buddha and up a number of steps. Although quite high up it is not so strenous a climb and worth the effort. At the top there are 5 caves built into the rock hillside each containing old reclining buddhas.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Excellent location and a site worth visiting, even if you are not religious type. Buddha statue is really big and imposing.

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Surbiton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

I can't comment on price as that was included in the tour costs. The entrance is fantastically, um, yes, I'm going to say tacky again, although the huge Golden Buddha is impressive at night. The caves, frescoes and statuary are really, really worth seeing. Go late afternoon and you may get treated to a fantastic sunset.

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Sittard, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

The caves are really nice. Loads of Buddha's and awesome paintings on the ceiling that look like velvet. Go there so you exit the caves before sunset, the view is great in the company of the monkeys! Only downside is the price. As in a lot of places in Sri Lanka the entrance fee is rediculous. 1500 Rs is absurd.

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