The Golden Temple, Dambulla

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Visit the ancient complex of The Golden Temple, 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 The Golden Temple and other attractions in Dambulla, use our Dambulla trip builder app .
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  • The cave temple was very special. Especially with the monks in their orange robes and the many monkeys. The images are really old and authentic.
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  • I was impressed because it was the first tourist in Sri Lanka. Ticket booth at the entrance to the temple with a different is because it is the center of attention. (So no ticket climbed after the conclusion) is 300 up stairs? More about Dan. Sigiriya rock working and heard this, but it was hard. And along the way has been quite 人馴re, wild monkeys and on. Never anything other than water by hand, do not move. Bottled water is OK. Pay to leave your shoes at the entrance, waiting for a magnificent climb to 25 Rs, goes barefoot. The ground is really hot. There are four rooms, each King it was making. (Self etc) take pictures with people taking pictures as the Buddha is good, but for the ban. Or because it's dark in the room (General Electric is on?) keep in mind your feet. I think the good state of preservation.
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  • In addition to the temple the rise of markets is amazing with the monkeys who are crazy. Important Tip: careful if bous arrive since the Golden Buddha temple tickets are right to loan a long first climb. You will need to show a little park right down and you will reach the street opposite d stairs climb them. well ask people on site otherwise you will arrive in front of the temple and everything have to come down. It's worth for landscapes in the jungle and the White Rock and beautiful temple. Good trip.
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In recent years, Dambulla tourism has boomed among globetrotters, and the area now offers a variety of lodgings. Choose from pricey boutique hotels; inexpensive cottages, guesthouses, and inns; or backpackers' lodges around the bus station. Accommodations in Dambulla tend to follow the Kandy-Jaffna highway and Kandalama Road in congested areas, and four-star establishments cluster around the reservoir. Given that the World Heritage Site cave is pretty much the only attraction around, visitors tend to stay in the more relaxing areas of Kandy and Sigiriya nearby.
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