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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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Amazing caves

Amazing place, well worth a visit. Fantastic paintings on the walls and ceilings with loads of Buddha's in the caves

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 4, 2015
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South Molton, United Kingdom
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South Molton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 NEW

Amazing place, well worth a visit. Fantastic paintings on the walls and ceilings with loads of Buddha's in the caves

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 NEW

Quite a climb to the top but worth it! I wore flip flops which weren't ideal, some of the way up/down is rock rather than steps so I would say wear something with a bit more support. Lots of monkeys on the way up which are quite cheeky, I think they could smell food in our bag so kept jumping... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

walk up a lot of steps to an Amazing view. Temples are really interesting - the murals are beautiful and the whole thing is very peaceful, definitely worth going

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This was a rather rushed visit because I just finished climbing Sigiriya when I decided to proceed to Dambulla for the Golden Cave Temple to complete my wish list. The Cave Temple is a steep climb and considering the very limited timeframe it turned out to be a gruelling experience. Could have enjoyed the trip were it not for the... More 

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matlock
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We went here after the rock fortress and it wasn't in the same league. Many of the paintings and statues appear to have been touched up extensively . The highlight for my children were the monkeys who sit on the steps leading up to the temples .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

This was a lovely visit with a bit of a climb to get here and enter the caves. Once inside very surprised at the amount of carved Buda inside and the beautiful decorated walls and ceilings so well preserved there are about 5 caved with very large carvings inside so worth a visit There is also a modern temple at... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

At the base of the complex is a modern temple which is very brightly coloured and worth a quick photo, but it's the cave temples at the top of the cliff that you head for. there is a bit of a steep climb up to the temples, which can be slippy in wet/damp weather so wear sturdy footwear. The temple... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

I had not known about this place and the steps to get there were a worry to me with a bad knee, but I am so glad that I persevered and gradually walked up the steep slope. This temple, built inside a very large rock some 2000 years ago is something you shouldn't miss. There are 5 caves in total... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

One of the temples most beautiful I've ever seen. The climb is long but worth it. At the base is a modern temple, nothing to do with the old. The paintings and statues inside the caves are beautiful, incredible as they dug into the rock. Wonderful.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

The temple is very nice from the outside. We could see the Monks in praying position in line inside the temple. We were too tired coz we had finished Sigiriya earlier. We did not want to go inside coz of the tiredness. There is entry fee for this. All i can say is that the caves did not look real... More 

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