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The Golden Temple

Dambulla, Sri Lanka
+94 66 2 283606
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2 days ago
“Temple inside a cave”
2 days ago
“Beautiful and interesting”
Dambulla, Sri Lanka
+94 66 2 283606
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This needs climbing up nearly 100 steps but it is worth reaching the top to view the city. The architecture is incredible. A temple worth a visit.

Reviewed 2 days ago

we visited here as part of a tour and spent approximately 2 hours looking around. it was very hot and very humid and the steps are steep and there are many so not for the less mobile and even testing for us , struggled a...More

Thank binkynsteve
Reviewed 5 days ago

if you are going to sigiriya, you have to pass the golden temple in Dabulla. This is a place you mus visit

Thank Manoj A
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Besides the dificulty to buy the tickets, the temple it's very impressive. It's incredible what the men did 2000 years ago. It's a long steps way, but not difficult to climb.

Thank AllBlacks30
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You need to climb up around a hundred steps but after reaching the top the view of the city is breathtaking. There are temples built by different kings at the top with some really amazing sculptures.

Thank Poulomi B
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Cave Temple is vastly over-priced for foreigners, and though it is nice to look at, I dont believe it is quite worth what you pay ( if you're travelling on a currency weaker than USD, as I was) Foreigners need to walk around to...More

Thank 1AlwaysOneTheRoad1
Reviewed 1 week ago

such a beautiful temple well preserved. the statutes are gorgeous. it is on a top of a hill so great views you will enjoy the monkey experience on your way up it was my first time in Sri Lanka and in a country where people...More

Thank Ghada B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Forget about the Taj Mahal this is Indias best attraction. The whole area surrounding the golden temple is very grand and really well kept. Entry to the temple as well as the shoe storage is free. You need to cover your head to gain entry...More

Thank diesel4668
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The cave temples are quite stunning but compared to most other temples we visited in the Cultural Triangle, Dambulla is overrun with tourists. The street vendors line up all the way from the bottom to the top of the rock persistently trying to sell you...More

Thank jonastimm
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is amazing to think that there were all carved out of the rock, the paint and detail was amazing, our tour guide was very knowledgable about their history.

Thank pennybaker42
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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.
31 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.