Golden Temple of Dambulla, Dambulla

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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 itself is a small place, of course the sculptures and paintings are impressive and beautiful. So it might be a short but interesting visit. The rest of the time you can enjoy walking...  more »
  • Another one if many sites worthwhile if you are in the area. We were staying a few km’s away. An interesting site.  more »
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