Golden Temple of Dambulla, Dambulla

4.3
#1 of 65 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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  • The temples have an incredible history and are so impressive to see! I have never seen so many Buddhas! And they are all maintained very well! It is impressive to see how much effort was put into...  more »
  • Very hot day and some struggled to make it up the steps. Very impressive statues and frescoes worth the climb  more »

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