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The Golden Temple

Dambulla, Sri Lanka
+94 66 2 283606
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Dambulla, Sri Lanka
+94 66 2 283606
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Reviewed 11 May 2016 via mobile

The temples in dambulla and excellent and we'll worth a visit. Free entry too. Get a lift to the top if you can and walk down as it's a steep walk up.

1  Thank holidaybuddy2010
Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

A magnificent sight, well worth a visit. The caves and temple are very well preserved and maintained. Certainly worth a couple of hours of the trip.

1  Thank Sarah H
Reviewed 6 May 2016 via mobile

Really good trip to Dambulla 👍 Beautiful views, good feeling and really beautiful temples. If you on the way to Sigiriya is absolutely must to visit.

Thank kajkot
Reviewed 5 May 2016

This place is worth a visit. but beware with the monkeys.don't you dare bring some lotus flowers or any food on your way to the temple, just to be safe.

Thank jherickho
Reviewed 4 May 2016 via mobile

Tourists are just that, they come they see they rush off. Places like this, IMHO are best kept for the reverent believers who come with faith, respect and offerings. Visitors are not permitted to wear footwear and some may find this extremely difficult on one's...More

1  Thank JeanWN
Reviewed 3 May 2016 via mobile

Probably because I've seen quite amazing temples in other Buddhist countries like Myanmar or Thailand, but these were at best average. The art is bland and there are quite a few statues, and that's about it.

1  Thank Maria C
Reviewed 1 May 2016

First off, there's some confusion about cost of Dambulla online (and outdated information). When we were there, there was no longer an entry fee to Dambulla. We asked our driver to be sure, and he said they were no longer charging a fee. So that's...More

1  Thank JoeySmithRocks
Reviewed 1 May 2016

The golden temple and the cave temples are an absolute must see! The main entrance is right on the main road through Dambulla so you cannot miss them. Entrance to the cave temples is free (guide books tell you its 1500 rupees - this is...More

Thank Rachel H
Reviewed 28 April 2016

The best part of my journey. Here you can see hundreds of Buda statues and get more information about Budism

Thank Elen A
Reviewed 28 April 2016

Well worth the climb to view some amazing Statues of Buddha. Best seen with the help of a knowledgeable guard, the history of the site is worth investing in a good Guide.

Thank MarcWain
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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.