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The Golden Temple

Dambulla, Sri Lanka
+94 66 2 283606
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good34%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
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“Stunning attraction ”
Dambulla, Sri Lanka
+94 66 2 283606
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Reviewed yesterday

Our introduction to bhudism very atmospheric but read about it first so you know what you are looking at. Get there early to really feel the atmosphere of this very holy place.

Thank steveD4862CA
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I have seen many Buddha places in the world but this one is real unique! Nice place to go! Don't forget to buy the ticket first before you go up!

Thank Christoph A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went on a trip to see the golden temple with a group of other tourists at our hotel and I can easily say it is one of the best tourist attractions I've ever been to! We had an amazing tour guide who showed us...More

Thank Julia G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The ticket system is very bad if you come from the Golden Temple, Then you have to walk up and Then down again to buy a ticket and Then up again, but its Worth! So beautiful and the view is beautiful too!

Thank Tina N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed in dambulla (and visited sigiriya, golden temple and polonowaru from here) and visited the golden temple but were a little underwhelmed. It is worth seeing if you are in the area but we agreed we wouldn't go out our way to see it....More

Thank Izzy S
Reviewed 1 week ago

The ticket is pricey compared to how it is maintained its better you see Tooth temple as alternate instead of spending 1500LKR ticket. You have to climb & trek a bit to reach to the caves. You will see same Budha Statues in all the...More

Thank tammanna786
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Easy to reach- very nice small model of Perahera and hall of Buddhas of various styles donated from several countries

Thank Vivian M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

With the aide of a Tour Guilde found this very cultural. There is so much to know about the history of Sri Lanka.

1  Thank Mistries
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One has to climb 200 odd steps to see the 5 caves. If anyone has seen the ajanta-Ellora caves of Aurangabad, India it's similar. Five caves with statues of Buddha in the sleeping pose and meditating. Nice place. Worth a visit

Thank Vidhya I
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited Dambulla cave temples on a day trip from Kandy. A tuk-tuk driver offered a good price to take us to both Dambulla and Sigiriya so we were able to see both in one day, and didn't have to choose between them. I recommend...More

Thank Kristen L
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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.
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
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.