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The Golden Temple

Dambulla, Sri Lanka
+94 66 2 283606
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“golden temple” (145 reviews)
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Dambulla, Sri Lanka
+94 66 2 283606
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Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

The climb to the top is not the easiest if u have young kids but once you get there it's mind blowing. If caves of this nature with its amazing artistry was in an European country be rest assured it would have been a unesco...More

Thank Malaka T
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Great few hours, long walk up to the top not as much a sigaria but can be warm so take loads of water, wear good footwear and go early 7am. Take a stick for the monkeys to get rid of them and enjoy. It doesn't...More

Thank Superally2007
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

The temple was the best temple I have visited in Sri Lanka. Buildings in the cave were mysterious and full of statues of Buddha. You have to proper clothes and go there without shoes.

Thank Pavel S
Reviewed 26 August 2016

We stayed in Kandy and drove to Sigiriya in the morning. After the climb there, we went to Dambulla - we were all tired, especially the kids after doing Sigiriya. We had to climb a good 10 to 15 minutes before we reached the caves...More

Thank Sudha B
Reviewed 26 August 2016

This is a perfect place to experience loads of amazing wildlife (and Sri Lankan heat!) as it is a massive walk up to these beautiful caves. When you get up there you must remember to bring socks because you will have to take your shoes...More

Thank lunesdalem
Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

I've never visited a cave temple and this was very nice. I cannot believe how much work it has been to manufacture these caves. Very special to see. The golden entrance alone is gorgeous to see. There are many steps to climb, but that's okay...More

2  Thank Jeannine C
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Just stunning... Another great cultural place to visit. You don't need to wear a sarong as wee feel people are being told to tout first sales in the village. A must see one of place.

Thank kevrichi
Reviewed 24 August 2016

We found this cave-complex very impressive and beautiful. Not being prepared enough we didn't expect the more then 370 steps to climb before entering. We saw some tourists being sent away because of unproper dress (shudders and knees) and it's a long way up! We...More

Thank Petra_voyager
Reviewed 24 August 2016

So glad I visited this temple. En route from Sigiriya, our driver stopped here. We actually had no idea where we were, and left our shoes at the entrance, as it is a temple. We came upon these steps (carved out of stone) and decided...More

Thank Priya I
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

A great visit at the temple.also a very great watch out. Unfortunately there are a lot of monkeys at the entrance... so be carefully

Thank Roshan R
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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
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
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.