Dambulla cave temple
Your day begins with a trip to Dambulla to visit some of Sri Lanka’s most impressive cave temples. There are five of them, carved from the solid rock face, featuring 161 representations of Buddha – including a massive, impassive statue spanning 14 metres.and you may see 20000 square feet of wall paintings which belongs to 16th century.
The climb from the base is not strenuous – and can be done at a leisurely pace. It takes approximately 30 minutes. Your guide will buy your entrance fee and climb with you. There are approximately 200 steps. The best time to climb is in the early morning or the late afternoon to avoid the heat. You will need to cover your knees and shoulders – and access the inner chambers barefoot or with socks. You will find socks in the basket inside the vehicle and a sarong in case you need one. The entire visit takes approximately 1.5 hours. What to wear or bring along: Light, cool clothing. You will need to cover your knees and shoulders – and access the inner chambers barefoot or with socks.
In the know
Remember you are not allowed to take pictures with your back to lord Buddha. Be careful with the monkeys as well, they are not very Buddhist!
Private or not
The visit is private, guided by your chauffeur guide, national guide or site guide. That said, there may be other people around at the site.