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“Interesting Caves”

Dambulla Cave Temple
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USD 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 6 April 2018

We were part of a Saga tour and these caves were a revelation, very interesting. Their location is high up in the hills, a wonderful view with lots of photographic opportunities.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Sam5UK
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"worth the climb"
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"century bc"
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"wear socks"
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"wall paintings"
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"sri lanka"
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"knees and shoulders"
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"world heritage site"
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"worth the effort"
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"steep steps"
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"ticket office"
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"worth a visit"
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"reverse order"
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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

I wouldn't be the greatest temple tourist but this place was very impressive and give a great sense of dedication and worship definitely worth a visit.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Cian C
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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

I found the caves really interesting, full of history & enjoyable browsing at ancient artifacts. It's a short 10min hike up to the site but we'll worth it & some great views on the way up. I recommend visiting whilst in the area

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank BigTone72
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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

Take a bag to carry your footwear and go early in the day before the rock and sand warm up to scorch your feet. This ancient temple has murals on ceilings as well as sides of the caves. Note the doors, locks and flagstones.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank nagaf2015
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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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