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The Golden Temple is a must see, beautiful surroundings fronting the sacred lake, with a fascinating interior. We saw a stately elephant and other wildlife around the lake. We... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Golden Temple is a must see, beautiful surroundings fronting the sacred lake, with a fascinating interior. We saw a stately elephant and other wildlife around the lake. We missed an evening visit due to heavy traffic between our hotel and the attraction, which we are told is quite magical, but managed a morning visit. Tourists don't get to see... More 

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Steenwerck, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

impressive paints and bouddhas in 5 different caves monkeys everywhere several stairs to climb before visiting this temple , 20

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The entrance to the temple is free and involves a 20 minute climb - and it isn't a steep climb either. The ancient statues and murals inside the caves are magnificent and provide a glimpse into Sri Lanka's history. Watching the procession of devotees and their rituals provides an insight into Sri Lanka's culture. A guide might be helpful to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We travelled on a 2 week round trip to Srilanka november 2016. It was arranged by a national well-known swedish travel agency called Solresor. The island is as green as a green emerald. We visited many places in the Island among other places was this great place which is full architechture ,history and culture to see and experience.It was really... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Climb to above is not quite an effort. You have to pay for the storage of your shoes (20 rupees) and there is no entrance fee. The restaurant below is for tourists but it's OK. And then there is the caves themselves, very impressive. Begin with the last cave and then count up to the first, because this way you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a fairly strong walk up hill to the top but very worth it then. There is no entry fee for this you just donate. Also there are people who will take your shoes and you pay them too a little too 25 LKR per pair. Remember this is a site where you need to cover your legs and shoulders.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The experience of visiting here was really unexpected. The quantity and quality of the Buddha and other statues in the caves was quite stunning. The walk up is not too strenuous and unlike the UNESCO sites there is not an entry fee (only a donation is requested). Quite beautiful.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you see only one buddhist cave temple in Sri Lanka, let this be the one. Only for fit people (there's more than 400 steps to climb), but the it's worth the trouble! Since spring 2016 the entrance to the temple is free.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a bit of a climb to get there but well worth the effort. Lots of Buddah's in the buildings of the monastery. Quite cool inside but lovely views across to Sigiriya. Worth spending time wandering around the site.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

good cave temples with lot of buddha sculptures. there are around 5-6 caves and its pretty worth visiting. but it requires little climb of the mountain.

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