Travel Blogs from Dambulla, Sri Lanka

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Dambulla Caves, Dambulla, Sri Lanka travel blog

Dambulla Caves

A travel blog entry by roseyben

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Today we are up at 7.30am and head off to Dambulla Cave temples. It's an hour's drive and we pay the 500rs as it's not included in the triangle ticket. It's another climbing day and we tackle winding paths and lots of steps, but it's well worth the hike ...

Lost in Antiquity, Dambulla, Sigyria, and Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka travel blog

Lost in Antiquity

A travel blog entry by cosmicllama

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... paintings of Lord Buddha. It is a remarkably peaceful environment, save for the mangy monkeys chattering loudly outside the caves. Dambulla was the highlight of our day. Following the cave temples we made a quick stop at Sigiriya, an enormous rock ...

Cave Buddhas, Dambulla, Sri Lanka travel blog

Cave Buddhas

A travel blog entry by tdv95

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... that effectively said your running and climbing days are finished. I only mention this because one of the most important sites in Sri Lanka is the Rock Fortress of Sigiriya and the climb is almost mandatory. Sigiriya is not a particularly long climb but ...

Rebel Country, North and Central, Sri Lanka travel blog

Rebel Country

A travel blog entry by lucky

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... he reached for a pen "call Mr. Siva, he will help you." Mr. Siva worked for the ICRC, an International body in Sri Lanka responsible for ensuring that both sides of the conflict conducted their warfare in accordance to the Geneva convention. He was in ...

Where is everyone???, Dambulla, Sri Lanka travel blog

Where is everyone???

A travel blog entry by rbisset

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10th October With only 2 weeks in Sri Lanka we needed to keep moving quickly in order to see as much as possible. 2 days in Anuradhapura had been enough and we needed to move on. Our next port of call was the final point of the cultural triangle, ...

Cave Temples and Monkey Madness, Dambulla, Sri Lanka travel blog

Cave Temples and Monkey Madness

A travel blog entry by hildreth75

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Damulla is the largest and best preserved cave temple complex in Sri Lanka. The rock towers 160 m over the surrounding plains.There are more than 80 documented caves in the surrounding area. The major attractions are spread over 5 caves, which contain ...

Rooms with a View, Dambulla, Sri Lanka travel blog

Rooms with a View

A travel blog entry by jamieparkins

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... After a further stop to briefly tour some spice gardens we arrived at the dusty little town of Dambulla, famous for its remarkable cave temples, one of Sri Lanka's outstanding man-made attractions.  The cave temples are cut out of an enormous granite ...

Dambulla, Dambulla, Sri Lanka travel blog

Dambulla

A travel blog entry by swatitari

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... garden, we were given a tour of the spice garden with lots of information on the all the commonly used spices in Indian cooking. After some shopping of the various spice oils and balms, we left for Kandy considered to be the hill capital of Sri Lanka. ...

Here Comes The Rain Again, Dambulla, Sri Lanka travel blog

Here Comes The Rain Again

A travel blog entry by jamieparkins

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... a morning to lazily bask in the sun within my opulent surrounds, followed by a trip to nearby Sigiriya, one of Sri Lanka's cultural highlights.  However, the plans and any feelings of satisfaction and anticipation were washed away by the rain which ...

evening peace vigil in dambulla, Dambulla, Sri Lanka travel blog

evening peace vigil in dambulla

A travel blog entry by dancingshanti

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After driving through a sunset of fire, night and darkness hugged the land. only because of the darkness did oliver and i notice the hundred twinkling tea lights spread out in neat rows...we didn't see any signs, any temples, anything Grandeur, but we ...

Sri Lanka - first impressions, Dambulla, Sri Lanka travel blog

Sri Lanka - first impressions

A travel blog entry by joandluke

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... cool everything down as we climbed up stone steps, metal stairways and vertigo inducing walkways attached to the rock face. On reaching the top, we were rewarded with magnificent views across Sri Lanka.  It's definitely not like England!  Jo ...

monkeys & miners, Dambulla, Sri Lanka travel blog

monkeys & miners

A travel blog entry by leendunc

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A busy little town with not much to offer the passerby, other than its star attraction, the Golden Rock temple, perched on the side of the main road.  We take the walk from the roadside up the rock staircase to the summit buying the customary lotus ...

Damn the Dambulla steps..., Dambulla, Sri Lanka travel blog

Damn the Dambulla steps...

A travel blog entry by girlabouttown

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... Temple of Dambulla with its 5 cave temples is heralded as a site of historic and natural beauty, situated in the heart of Sri Lanka. Around a 1.5-2 hour drive from Kandy, we arrived mid morning just as the sun was hogging up...perfect timing! Again, as ...

Dambulla, Dambulla, Sri Lanka travel blog

Dambulla

A travel blog entry by rayandpaul

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12 miles south-west of Sigiriya lie the cave temples of Dambulla. The caves date back to the 1st century BC, when King Valagam Bahu took shelter there from the invading army which had driven him out of Anuradhapura. Inside the 5 caves are 48 statues of ...

Cave Temples, Dambulla, Sri Lanka travel blog

Cave Temples

A travel blog entry by sabarod

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... Kandy "bus station", found my bus & took off.  $1.20USD and three hours later (and only 72 km down the road) I was in Dambulla.  The guide book listed the Royal Rock Temple as a "must see" if you're in the area.  The temple is actually ...

Buddhas in caves, Dambulla, Sri Lanka travel blog

Buddhas in caves

A travel blog entry by charlotterowley

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... chaotic! So many buses coming and going. Each stand was for a particular destination. But the bus I wanted wasn't terminating in Dambulla, so that didn't help. I knew I needed a number 15. But there were several different number 15 busses! Eventually some ...

Cave Temples and Lion Rock, Dambulla/Sigiriya, Sri Lanka travel blog

Cave Temples and Lion Rock

A travel blog entry by trent

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... the greatness the place once held.  Too bad the weather wasn't better.  After the long descent, we headed for Dambulla, a cave temple complex from around 1BC filled with Buddha statues (including a 47 ft recling Buddha), wall-to-wall murals ...

the view from the top is always the same, Dambulla, Sri Lanka travel blog

the view from the top is always the same

A travel blog entry by ecour0404

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... touts.trying to get me to go to their guest houses (sigiriya is close by and is the number on tourist attraction in Sri Lanka). I met an interesting character named "bob Marley" (he thinks hes black. All his clothes are Marley inspired, his tuk tuk ...

Giant squirrels round the infinity pool, Dambulla, Sri Lanka travel blog

Giant squirrels round the infinity pool

A travel blog entry by williment

The day after new year's day we set out by bus from Kandy to Dambulla. Sri Lankan buses are broadly similar to Indian one's - battle scarred old Tatas and Ashok-Leylands. There seems an even wider variety of people getting on a bus stations after money. ...

Little Dream and other wonders, Dambulla, Sri Lanka travel blog

Little Dream and other wonders

A travel blog entry by cathonaventure

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... , some younger ones accompanied by sari-clad grandmas. A neat pile of maroon-coloured backpacks with the embroidered name “Central College Dambulla” adorned the bottom of the front window. A boy stood near us with his cricket bat. The bus was ...

Sri Lanka Summary, Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka travel blog

Sri Lanka Summary

A travel blog entry by trent

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... , sunrise hiking or scuba diving, relaxing on the beach or surfing the waves, you can find a great place to do all the above in Sri Lanka. Traveling: If you plan on traveling around SL, then it's best to hire a driver.  I used SL Driver Tours ...

Mihintala, Mihintala, Sri Lanka travel blog

Mihintala

A travel blog entry by dancingshanti

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Mihintala is the birthplace of Buddhism in Sri Lanka, and right next to the ancient city Anurandhapura, home of the oldest documented tree in the world--a bodhi tree over 2,000 years old. oliver rented a motorbike, but the night before i was sick with ...

The Natural Fortress, Sigiria, Sri Lanka travel blog

The Natural Fortress

A travel blog entry by dancingshanti

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Next stop, Sigiria (meaning "Lion Mountain"): city, palace, and royal gardens ....we also rented a motorbike today, but got a late start and arrived in Sigiria at 11:30 a.m., already too hot to enjoy anything in the sun. We paused to drink fresh ...

Dambulla's exquisite cave temples, Dambulla, Sri Lanka travel blog

Dambulla's exquisite cave temples

A travel blog entry by dancingshanti

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... are pools of exquisite lotus next to amazing views of the jungle land below. You certainly don't get such unpopulated, breath-taking (sorry for the clichè) landscape in India like you do in Sri Lanka... ____________ enjoy the photos of ...

Skip to save the soles of your feet, Pollanaruwa, Sri Lanka travel blog

Skip to save the soles of your feet

A travel blog entry by garybarnes

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We've now reached Pollanurawa where we expect to continue the cultural side of our visit to Sri Lanka. Very tricky as well, because "old-stone-syndrome" - the problem where an overfeeding of ruins, temples, dagobas, image houses, statues and fountains ...

The Ancient Sites of Sri Lanka, Dambulla, Sigyria, Polonaruwa, Sri Lanka travel blog

The Ancient Sites of Sri Lanka

A travel blog entry by cheza

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Hi guys, We have just finished a trip round to of the main ancient sites of Sri Lanka. We made our way by bus to Dambulla to see the Buddhist Rock Cave Temples. There were about 6 caves with frescoes, carvings and large buddhas. They were good to ...

No rooms in this Hotel?, Dambulla, Sri Lanka travel blog

No rooms in this Hotel?

A travel blog entry by joaopisco

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... alcatifas variadas, varandas, elevadores trespassados e um jogo de relógios com as horas nos quatro cantos do mundo, geralmente desacertados. No Sri Lanka, só se disser a palavra “rooms” é que é de fiar. E mesmo assim, a ver vamos. Os ...

Grottes de Dambulla, Dambulla, Sri Lanka travel blog

Grottes de Dambulla

A travel blog entry by mikadiena

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Apres de belles journées dans la fraîcheur de Kandy, on a pris le bus pour aller voir les grottes de Dambulla. Elles se trouvent au sommet d'une colline que l'on monte par un escalier. Le ton est assez vite donné avec ce bouddha de 30m offert par la ...

The cave temples at Dambulla, Dambulla, Sri Lanka travel blog

The cave temples at Dambulla

A travel blog entry by hornuts

UNESCO world heritage site #4, and the second of today... the cave temples at Dambulla.  Essentially it's 5 or 6 caves halfway up a mountain, all packed with Buddha statues and frescoes, which dates back to at least the 5th century.  I guess ...

"tiens voila du boudha, voila du boudha ..."

A travel blog entry by lucaseb

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