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Address: Dambulla, Sri Lanka
Phone Number: +94-66-228-3606
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Private Day Tour: Sigiriya Rock and Dambulla Cave Temple Tour from Colombo

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Stunning -relatively short stop

Well worth a visit but can do justice in an hour. Avoid heat of the day as climb up to the caves is steep ( especially if you have been to Lion Rock). Series of caves with... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Maldon, United Kingdom
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Maldon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Well worth a visit but can do justice in an hour. Avoid heat of the day as climb up to the caves is steep ( especially if you have been to Lion Rock). Series of caves with amazing sculptures.Remember no selfies out of respect or sitting on the tables near the statues. However photos are allowed. Must see but for... More 

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Gurgaon, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The Golden Temple at Dambulla is a relatively new construction which is why it lacks that old world charm the neighboring city of Polonnaruwa offers. But the temple has been constructed beautifully so it makes for a charming stop when in the city.

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Thank Varshaa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

There is a bit of a climb so it's best to go late afternoon. It's free except for the tip (to watch your shoes). Something to see, all the walls are painted, really nice. When we were there, school children arrived and offerred flowers and prayed - beautiful to see.

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Thank Jane C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Very impressed by what is inside the caves, definitely worth seeing!!!!! Especially since there is no charge. The walk up involves a climb which should be avoided in the heat of the day but isn't overly challenging. Dress to cover up legs and shoulders or won't be able to go into the temple caves.

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

After a few steps you get to a series of caves that have been turned into a temple. This is a unique experience and very interesting too. Be mindful of the monkeys around the temple as they will steal anything that looks like food from your hands.

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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The climb is pretty steep but I thought it was well worth it. Once at the top there is a series of different door ways that open up to different individual rooms. The painting on the ceiling are very beautiful. I would recommend this site if your in the area.

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Thank socal586
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Go in late afternoon...nice and quiet and very peaceful. Caves were also interestong...to get there is a little climb so only combine with sigirya rocl in same day if your condition is good enough. Just enjoy!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

again it charges admission fees and it's just a cave temple, similar with those in Thailand with free admission. not worth visiting. never trust the tuk tuks here. better get your hotel to call one if you need

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The initial Large golden Buddha statue is at ground level. The cave temples are accessible via a steep climb up steps which may take 30 to 40 mins. Take plenty of water and sun protection. Gets busy with locals. Worth seeing.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Good place to visit, worth the climb to enter the cave. Be careful with what you wear, as there are restrictions on your clothing.

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