Things to Do in Dambulla

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Things to Do in Dambulla


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  • Sujith Sameera
    Dambulla, Sri Lanka4 contributions
    Large Buddhist temple and surrounding buildings and ground. There are unique Sri Lankan styled architecture and paintings. Make sure when you enter shoulders and knees are covered.
    Written August 22, 2022
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  • Lorenz Gabriel B
    10 contributions
    A friend recommended this beautiful hidden jungle-garden. We walked there for more than an hour and saw so many different trees and bird. For architects it‘s very nice to see the main building by the famous Geoffrey Bawa.
    Written March 12, 2022
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  • Grace K
    3 contributions
    If you're into temples and history, I would recommend checking this place out. Be prepared though, you need to be covered (at least a t-shirt and long skirt/shorts - past the knees). There's also lots of walking up stairs to reach the temple. Once at the top, you need to remove your shoes while walking through the temple grounds , so wear sneakers or have socks prepared. My sister and I luckily both had a cover up on hand and were wearing sneakers. They do sell cover ups, shirts and souvenirs on the way up. Our driver was our tour guide and explained everything. It isn't necessary but it adds to the experience. Oh and beware of the monkeys. Wild monkeys roam about and if you're holding flowers or food in your hand, or even on your backpack, they will try to snatch it from you. Don't forget to look back as you are walking up the stairs to the temple as the views are gorgeous.
    Written April 29, 2022
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  • cutelady Baluch
    Muscat Governorate, Oman1,655 contributions