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Address: Dambulla, Sri Lanka
Phone Number: +94-66-228-3606
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Take socks, even if you think you can stand the heat

This is now free, which is good. Don't be put off by the shockingly kitsch museum at the bottom of the stairs, entirely constructed from resin, it rivals Disneyland. The walk up... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Riberac, France
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102 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is now free, which is good. Don't be put off by the shockingly kitsch museum at the bottom of the stairs, entirely constructed from resin, it rivals Disneyland. The walk up to the caves is tough if you are old or unfit, but it is worth doing. You have to leave your shoes just a little too far from... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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71 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Golden temple and rock temple are the same thing. You start at the Golden Buddha and walk up a steep path to the caves. It's amazing how they carved the statues from the rock! Lots of monkeys and really pesky vendors who follow you even if you say no. Usual temple attire required: cover knees and shoulders, bring socks for... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Beautiful temple on the rock. Amazing place with five caves. No admission charge. It is worth to come to this hill. Beware of monkeys who are waiting for your inattention :)

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

One of the best places that you shouldn't miss during your visit ti Sigiriya in Sri Lanka. The golden temple is next to Rock temple and you need at least two hours to cover the area. take a bottle of water with you as you need to climb the rock for 20 minutes (adults age 40 over) if a gloomy... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Nice historical Temple and atmosphere. Lots of steps with dogs and monkeys everywhere. Great view from the top. No admission fee - bonus but are donation boxes around

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Alnwick, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 407 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Dambulla cave temples, otherwise known as The Golden Temple are a definite 'must see' for anyone interested in Buddhism and the historic cultural sites of Sri Lanka. They get very busy with coach and tour parties so our advice if you are can independent traveler is to get there as early in the day as possible (sensible for avoiding... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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154 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A must visit. Pleasant walk up through the monkeys to the caves at the top. It was devoid of people when we were there just after lunch.

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Gold Coast, Australia
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93 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

An easy place to visit but it can be busy because of its accessibility. Take note of the number of buses in the parking lot and choose your time.

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Sowerby Bridge
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

An absolute must if you are in Dambulla. Quite a long steep climb but well worth the effort. Simply amazing.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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89 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

So much history and amazing views as well. Peaceful and tranquil with so much to see and visit. Take care and proceed slowly

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