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Golden Cave Temple

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Address: Dambulla, Sri Lanka
Phone Number: +94776507253
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Description: The Golden Cave Temple is a cave-temple complex that dates back before the...
The Golden Cave Temple is a cave-temple complex that dates back before the 2nd century. It is a religious site that is significant to buddhist and hindu faiths.
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Unbelievable sense of peace

The climb up is easy compared to Sigiriya, but the silence and quiet in the cave temples is uncanny. The wall paintings are stunning and look like cloth draped over the rock... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

The climb up is easy compared to Sigiriya, but the silence and quiet in the cave temples is uncanny. The wall paintings are stunning and look like cloth draped over the rock. Easily one of the most serene and beautiful temples I've ever seen.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

Brilliant. Worth going early morning or late afternoon to avoid the heat. Without a guided tour worth going with a guide book.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

Cave Temple was very nice experience to us. it was very similar with Ajantha Caves in india. Buddha statue is the biggest on in the world. don't miss the place.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

This temple was located under natural cave. There are five caves and seveal buddha statues inside this cave temple.

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Essex, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

This whole place was just amazing! You first walk around the museum then return outside to make your up the steps that go to the cave temples. In the heat it's worth going when they open in the morning and a little cooler. The walk up is quite steep so remember to take water and sun hat. You will then... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

One of the must visits in dambulla and a historical and cultural locations. If you are passionate about the history and culture of Sri Lanka a must visit. Beware of monkeys.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We like history and culture and to understand the situation be-folded years back in each monument or temple or museum. History wise it's maybe interesting (though it's not really) but the presentation is very poor and there are no explanations to be found around the whole complex - specifically in the museum - which is also very hot and suffocating.... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

We visited on a late afternoon so not very busy. It was quite a climb but aptly rewarded with superb view at the top and interesting cave temples. Our favorite part was the thousand of Buddha images hand drawn onto the the cave roof. Unless you are a Sri Lankan, you need ticket at Rs1500/adult. Purchase at the Golden Temple... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

For me 10 $ it's too much for this temple, anyway it's interesting and well conserved. If it is hot, climb to the top will be not funny!

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Mangalore, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

The entrance fee for the Golden Temple & Rock Temple at Dambulla is SLR 1500.the rock temple has a lot of statues of Buddha in different sizes & positions. Beware of the monkeys, as they will grab anything that catches their fancy. They are quite fearless & some of them are bold enough to grab food from your hand on... More 

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Address: Address: Dambulla, Sri Lanka
Phone Number: +94776507253
Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Central Province  >  Dambulla

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