Golden Temple of Dambulla, Dambulla

4.3
#1 of 64 in Parks in Central Province
Visit the ancient complex of Golden Temple of Dambulla, a series of cave temples and a World Heritage Site. Step 22 centuries back in time as you explore the caves, carved in the side of the 150 m (492 ft) tall Dambulla Rock, overlooking the surrounding flatlands. Roaming the historic place of worship, you’ll encounter 157 statues, most of which are of Buddha, as well as countless vibrant murals depicting scenes from the life of the founder of Buddhism. To visit Golden Temple of Dambulla and other attractions in Dambulla, use our Dambulla trip builder app .
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  • Really very nice!!! Drop off at the side of caves and descend on the other side along the Golden Buddha.. And let it pick you up again!! Beware of the cheeky monkeys!!!
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  • Visited here couple of days ago. About an hour climb. About 2 kilometers from the Dambulla town. It has 5 cave which are filled with many Buddha’s statues and beautiful paintings all over the caves. H...  more »
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