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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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Unique caverns with countless Buddha statues. Look for a few Hindu gods nicely admitted into the caverns, too.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
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Mont-sur-Rolle, Switzerland
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Mont-sur-Rolle, Switzerland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

Unique caverns with countless Buddha statues. Look for a few Hindu gods nicely admitted into the caverns, too.

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Hong Kong, China
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

I visited Golden Cave Temple in Dambulla in late May, 2015. The weather was quite warm, but the caves are cool. The temple area is so clean, quiet, and visually stunning. I went with a tour guide which made the difference; from Genuine Sri Lankan tours, Koshala was very knowledgeable about the history of the temple, the purpose of the... More 

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North Male Atoll
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Interesting and a must do if only in Sri Lanka once in your life. Big Buddha's and nice view of surrounding area.

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Hamilton, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

The temple and cave, the carving, the history . You will enjoy a visit to this place.There are tour guides who will tell you the stories and history in English. They also speak other languages like German etc.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Very nice and well maintained monastery. There are around 150+ Buddha statues and rock paintings. To see this however you need to have a small walk on the hill!!

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Colombo District, Sri Lanka
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

It is worth to see these beautiful old paintings .Please do not go with hot sun between 11am -2pm as your feet will cath up with hot sun because you have to remove shoes and walk for short distance.

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Seoul, South Korea
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

This is a great temple in the rocks. The different varieties of Buddha and the Hindu influences there are very good.

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Absolutely worth the climb up the hill, to the Dambulla Caves where incredibly beautiful wall paintings and Buddhas, very nicely illuminated.

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

I would love to visit this place again and again. Don't keep yourself occupied only with the caves' interior. Sit down a while before departure and enjoy the majestic landscape of the plains extending as far as Sigiriya. On your way down, after admiring the sculptures and the frescoes, zoom in on the distinctive feature of the Sirigiya Rock Fortress.... More 

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Alexandria Scotland U.K.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We were lucky enough to have a guide who explained a lot to us. As you have to take your shoes off, it's worth wearing socks as the ground can get really hot. an amazing place to see,

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