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 temple stands on an elevated rock and upon entering the site you make the 20 minute climb up steps and steep slopes to reach the site. Beware the monkeys that seem to be everywhere. There are 5 ca...  more »
  • It is a serious ascent along aggressive monkeys. The cave temple in itself is little special. The view that you have above is breathtaking again!!!
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