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Address: Dambulla, Sri Lanka
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Nice and lovely place

If you go to the cave temple you should visit the golden temple, too. The statues are a really nice handwork.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

If you go to the cave temple you should visit the golden temple, too. The statues are a really nice handwork.

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Bruchsal, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you are in Dambulla you should see this temple. The walk up the hill is nice. To see the different caves with the paintings and the status are impressive.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A nice climb through a path decorated with greenery and golden lamps takes you up past the enormous outdoor Buddha and into a little cloister system. Herein, you'll find Buddha upon Buddha situated in adjacent caves. Intricate wall paintings are the real highlight. Buddha is everywhere, and therefore nowhere - after you've seen one it's hard to get excited about... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This place would be of special significance to those who profess the Buddhist faith. It's history as to how it came to exist was also interesting - apparently it was built by a Sri Lankan King as a form of gratitude to the monks already meditating aand living in the caves for giving him sanctuary.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I was impressed by the giant Buddha and all the locals visiting the place. I missed the Buddhist museum but just walking around he place is peaceful.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Too be fair, it being the largest in the world isn't a reason to visit unless you are a big fan of big statues. The caves themselves are interesting, there are five and I think both "golden temple" listings on here are the same place! There is a short walk up a hill to them and then you have to... More 

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Nashik, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I went there for a visit with my family in Jan 2017. You need to get a guide to explain what you are looking at. It a mini version of the aganta ellora caves of India. The buddha idols are very well maintained and the place is nice and clean. The are a set of steps you need to climb... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Impressive Buddha and statues, with free entry, however many people trying to sell things to you and 100 rupees to use bathroom.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice to have seen! Beautiful views and Old buddhiststyle! A bit hard with all the steps aspecially after Sigiriya!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

such an amazing place, made in cave, they told us that it has 1000 steps, but that is not true as it took us 10 minutes to get,

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