Golden Temple of Dambulla, Dambulla

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#1 of 64 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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  • Tourist site to see the Rock Caves and access to the Golden Temple. It is very large site with many steps, so not wheel chair friendly. Leave adequate time to get around. If you decide to walk to...  more »
  • We visited the Dambulla Caves with our driver guide - absolutely recommend a guide to find out all about the area and the different temples here. Just off the main road (you can't miss it!) - quite.....  more »
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