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Address: Dambulla, Sri Lanka
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Fantastic cave temple that is mind blowing

The climb to the top is not the easiest if u have young kids but once you get there it's mind blowing. If caves of this nature with its amazing artistry was in an European country... read more

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The climb to the top is not the easiest if u have young kids but once you get there it's mind blowing. If caves of this nature with its amazing artistry was in an European country be rest assured it would have been a unesco world heritage site. Pity that it's not looked after well by the Sri Lankan authorities... More 

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Ely, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great few hours, long walk up to the top not as much a sigaria but can be warm so take loads of water, wear good footwear and go early 7am. Take a stick for the monkeys to get rid of them and enjoy. It doesn't cost anything. You'll be up and back in 1.5 hours.

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Thank Superally2007
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The temple was the best temple I have visited in Sri Lanka. Buildings in the cave were mysterious and full of statues of Buddha. You have to proper clothes and go there without shoes.

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Thank Pavel S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed in Kandy and drove to Sigiriya in the morning. After the climb there, we went to Dambulla - we were all tired, especially the kids after doing Sigiriya. We had to climb a good 10 to 15 minutes before we reached the caves - but thankfully, the steps were not steep. The phenomenal number of Buddha statues inside... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a perfect place to experience loads of amazing wildlife (and Sri Lankan heat!) as it is a massive walk up to these beautiful caves. When you get up there you must remember to bring socks because you will have to take your shoes off to go in. I'm glad we had a pool to go to afterwards!

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Thank Lunesdale M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I've never visited a cave temple and this was very nice. I cannot believe how much work it has been to manufacture these caves. Very special to see. The golden entrance alone is gorgeous to see. There are many steps to climb, but that's okay to do. You get rewarded with a beautiful view! We went early in the morning... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Just stunning... Another great cultural place to visit. You don't need to wear a sarong as wee feel people are being told to tout first sales in the village. A must see one of place.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We found this cave-complex very impressive and beautiful. Not being prepared enough we didn't expect the more then 370 steps to climb before entering. We saw some tourists being sent away because of unproper dress (shudders and knees) and it's a long way up! We liked the monkeys looking for food, they were not aggressive, but curious. Recommended to take... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

So glad I visited this temple. En route from Sigiriya, our driver stopped here. We actually had no idea where we were, and left our shoes at the entrance, as it is a temple. We came upon these steps (carved out of stone) and decided to climb them (barefoot) - we didn't realize that they'd keep going! Once we got... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A great visit at the temple.also a very great watch out. Unfortunately there are a lot of monkeys at the entrance... so be carefully

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