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Golden Cave Temple

Dambulla 21100, Sri Lanka
+94 71 656 5000
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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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Dambulla 21100, Sri Lanka
+94 71 656 5000
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Reviewed 3 days ago

My fourth visit here and for reasons unknown they have changed the flow of people so you now have to find the ticket office which is hidden away below and to the left of the steps going up to the temple. A great pity because...More

Thank JJOH
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

But 'The Rock' is still by far the best place around Kandalama Only a quarter of the climb up that 'The Rock' was though

Thank Kennobi
Reviewed 6 days ago

Bit of a climb going up to the cave temples, wouldn't suit the elderly or very young. Good climb to work off the Hotel restaurant food haha. Once you reach the top you have to leave your shoes with an attendant. We where taking around...More

Thank Alison W
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We were taken by a tuktuk to the backside where the ticket office is located. We first walked to the front side just to hear the tickets are sold somewhere else. We wish there would be some better information about this! The climb isn't bad...More

Thank SatuJonna
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There are nice views of the surrounding area after climbing the top to reach the caves. There are 5 caves in total. We enjoyed the visit and it was interesting, though as others have said there was no information to hand unless you paid a...More

Thank POC-CW
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our first stop was a visit to Dambulla Cave temple. Picking our tickets we made the steep climb through a side way to the caves. Plenty of Buddha statues in different poses placed in 5 caves depicting the strong Buddhist culture. Lots of monkeys moving...More

Thank Sunil_Mathias
Reviewed 1 week ago

My second visit to the cave temples, the first in 1999 and was not disappointed seeing them again. Make sure you have clothing covering your knees and shoulders to enter the site. You are greeted by a long set of stairs to make your way...More

Thank mashman72
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the place where the rebellion against English colonists started in 1848! There are four caves filled with statues and pictures.

Thank Tharaka D
Reviewed 1 week ago

We reached Dumbulla after a couple of hours drive from Colombo, stopping at a ticket counter atop a small hill. We continued to climb the rocky steps till we reached the temple. It is a group of 5 caves each located after the other in...More

Thank Ferozeuddin
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great day trip to the cave temples from our Hotel in Sigiriya. We spent around two hours exploring the caves and the Golden Temple, after a hot and sweaty climb to the top! We found the caves really fascinating and peaceful.

Thank HelenEA811
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July 20, 2017|
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Response from JJOH | Reviewed this property |
No access for anyone not reasonably fit is poor. That is understandable given its location
April 27, 2017|
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Response from Jayantha H | Reviewed this property |
morning hours before is the best
April 26, 2017|
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Response from Angshu | Reviewed this property |
Around 20 minutes from the ticket counter