Golden Temple of Dambulla, Dambulla

4.3
#1 of 61 in Parks in Central Province
Must see · World heritage site · Cave · Religious Site
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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  • World heritage site in Dambulla city symbolizes the great Buddhist culture in ancient Sri Lanka. This beautiful cave with buddha statues and drawings is a great place to visit. There is a modern...  more »
  • A historical and cultural site with breathtaking views. Most recommended and easiest climb to the Rock Temple is through the side of the Golden Temple...  more »

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