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The Golden Temple

Dambulla, Sri Lanka
+94 66 2 283606
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“Temple inside a cave”
“Beautiful and interesting”
Dambulla, Sri Lanka
+94 66 2 283606
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Reviewed 21 April 2016

Worth to visit this place. On ground level big golden buddha statue is good for prayer. We were aware that it will be a steep climb so we took water and umbralla with us. It was very hot and humid so both help us to...More

Thank dedacain
Reviewed 21 April 2016

What a climb! Hot and sticky! Sweaty! Worth every drop of perspiration! The statue of the Buddha, even before you begin the climb to the Cave Temples, is fabulous to see! Lots of pilgrims, devoted and determined make this climb - old people, too! You'll...More

Thank 810wanderwoman
Reviewed 20 April 2016

We were aware that it would be a strenuous climb, so were well prepared but in spite of it all the heat really got to us. Its hot muggy and the sweat will pour down in buckets. Then you reach the top! Its cool and...More

Thank Merinepaul
Reviewed 17 April 2016

A LOT of stairs and very hot and humid but so worth it. Wonderful and spiritual place. Felt like we'd had a shower before we got to the top. Cheeky monkeys all the way up. We saw one drinking out of a coke bottle! Lovely...More

Thank Linda C
Reviewed 17 April 2016

very beautifully painted caves + nice views + free of charge (if you don't get a guide) + cute monkeys

2  Thank Helli D
Reviewed 17 April 2016

The hike to the near top of the mountain can be tidious on a hot a humid day like ours but once at the top the visitor is well rewarded of his effort. From cave to cave you discover wonders after wonders in a peaceful...More

Thank Cirus513
Reviewed 14 April 2016

Well, there are 5 caves filled with buddahs all size. If you have time, you can go there. If not, you will not miss anything important

Thank Aga H
Reviewed 14 April 2016

The best thing about the Dambulla temple is that it is free. It is quite a demanding walk up to the top. We listen to our tour guide and went at 11am but should have gone at 8am as you walk up under the blistering...More

1  Thank Laura O
Reviewed 14 April 2016

Great place on the top of the mountain. Climbing does worth the thing. The place is packed with Buddha statues

Thank Alexey_Abraham
Reviewed 12 April 2016

Overnight flight from London and a four hour drive - after the climb of 300 steps felt very relax and calm to be at this Golden temple - the massive caved out sleeping figures of Bhudda in each of the five caves surrounded by many...More

1  Thank mackothari
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Can we know what are the entrance fees to some of the biggest attractions in Sri Lanka? They have to be paid in LKR, I presume
12 February 2017|
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Response from Shelby M | Reviewed this property |
I think you can pay in US$ as well. Some attractions are quite expensive, for example Sigiriya Lion Rock is $35. You can also climb Pidurangala Rock for 200 LKR each and get a beautiful view that is the same as the view from... More
I am going to visit in March. I would like to know how much is the entrance fee,please.?. Could you give me average price per Km for Tuk Tuk Thanks Damian.
30 January 2016|
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Response from Ricardo_Bear | Reviewed this property |
Damian, We were on a guided tour. So entrance to the golden temple was covered as part of the package. What I can tell you is there is a huge difference between the tourist rate and the Sri Lankan rate. I would go so far... More
Is there a café onsite? and are you expected to cover up your shoulders and knees?
10 July 2015|
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Response from Sumith W | Reviewed this property |
Well, this is a place of religious worship of great significance and hence visitors are expected to dress appropriately. There are no cafes on-site due to the same reason.