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“Very nice caves”

Dambulla Cave Temple
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US$599.00*
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8-Day Sri Lanka Classic Tour
Ranked #1 of 10 things to do in Habarana
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The Dambulla Cave Temple is located 24 km (30 min) from Sigiriya in central Sri Lanka. Built in about 80BC It is the largest and best preserved cave temple in Sri Lanka. Inside are 153 Buddha statues in various reposes, three statues of ancient kings, and four other statues including those of Vishnu and Ganesh. The ceiling and walls have been repainted over the centuries contain a juxtapose of imagery including those of royal life.
Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

The walk to get up there is quite easy and the la décape at the top is beautiful.
There are 4 main caves and some are really impressive. We enjoyed it with almost no one which is definitely a plus.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank catherinew1232016
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"reverse order"
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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

Lovely visit and well worth the climb up to the caves.
Quite busy so get there early and do not forget socks as shoes have to be removed- this prevented walking on v hot paving.
5 temples to visit and all worth while. Ex views too.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank VWH26
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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Otherwise known as The Golden Temple with historical importance. The climb up the rock can be somewhat challenging for the elderly. Once you reach the top you will realise the worth of it. You need to have fully covered legs and shoulders. You pay a small fee for shoe storage as you must enter bare feet. There are four caves with beautiful paintings and Buddha statues. Recommended visit.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank LisaA196
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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

There is a 10 minute walk up a hill to get there and lots of monkeys and nice views on the way. The caves are amazing which sums it up!

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank SukiAnnie
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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

Very rude staff and very expensive tickets. When we reached we saw no signs saying anything about displacement of tickets. When we reached at the top we couldn’t find our tickets and they sent us back down. Even though they knew we had bought the tickets they did nothing. If you want to see temples go to India as the people shooed us away. In India the temples are better and free. If the manager is reading this please change your staff.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank teenals2017
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