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 ...

On the way to Kandy, Dambulla, Sri Lanka travel blog

On the way to Kandy

A travel blog entry by crosintheworld

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On April 5 we left Sigiriya early in the morning to go to our next stop in the Sri Lanka journey: Kandy. On the way, we visited the awesome Dambulla cave temple. A temple built on a cave by Wala Gamba (or similar :D) when he managed to escape from ...

Buddhas in Caves, Dambulla, Sri Lanka travel blog

Buddhas in Caves

A travel blog entry by atimetowander

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Dambulla was a travel meltdown day for me.  I didn't sleep well the night before, the bus was hot and crowded, the place we ended up at was noisy and on the main road.  And the shower was yet again over the toilet, meaning a wet bathroom floor ...

Golden Temple of Dambulla, Dambulla, Sri Lanka travel blog

Golden Temple of Dambulla

A travel blog entry by bruceontour

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... āraya, Tamil Tampuḷḷai Poṟkōvil) also known as the Golden Temple of Dambulla is a World Heritage Site (1991) in Sri Lanka, situated in the central part of the country. This site is situated 148 kilometres (92 mi) east of ...

"Chop Chop" Kotha

A travel blog entry by bruceontour

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Dinner broke my budget! 250 Rupee / NZ$2.50 / US$ 1.70 for one of the typical street food and staple Sri Lankan 'short eats'. We all had the medium chicken kotha. That plus a refreshing pineapple lassi costing 300 rupee / NZ$2.90 / US$2. Just love the ...

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 ...

Dambulla wholesale veggie market, Dambulla, Sri Lanka travel blog

Dambulla wholesale veggie market

A travel blog entry by bruceontour

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... array of fresh food, much of which is subsequently transported to Colombo for sale, this is the perfect place to get a sense of Sri Lanka's agricultural diversity.     ...

The Golden Temple and Caves, Dambulla, Sri Lanka travel blog

The Golden Temple and Caves

A travel blog entry by bumihills

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... of the world heritages sites by the UNESCO. Dambulla cave temple  also known as the Golden Temple of Dambulla is a World Heritage Site (1991) in Sri Lanka, situated in the central part of the country.  It is the largest and best-preserved cave ...

Lake Fish Lessons, Dambulla, Sri Lanka travel blog

Lake Fish Lessons

A travel blog entry by deetour

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... delay) I realised it wasn't very funny at all when I was on the bus. Dambulla is about 90 km north of Kandy and basically central Sri Lanka. One of the reasons to come here is the famous Sigiriya Rock, which will get its own blog next. We had lunch at a ...

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 ...

Dambulla cave temple, Dambulla, Sri Lanka travel blog

Dambulla cave temple

A travel blog entry by ggoat

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A brief visit to the cave temples at Dambulla reminded me of a 2008 visit to Ajanta, India, in that the temples were hewn into the living rock. The most memorable thing about the temples was the bag storage - which consisted of a bored police officer at a ...

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 ...

Dambula (Šri Lanka II), Dambulla, Sri Lanka travel blog

Dambula (Šri Lanka II)

A travel blog entry by ausrine

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Pradedam savo linksmąją kelionės dalį su kuprinėm ir vietiniais autobusais. Vakar rytą pradėjom nuo derybų, Karolis buvo nusiteikęs už tuk tuk'ą sumokėti ne daugiau nei 150 rupijų. Ir jam ...

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 ...

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. ...

Elephants, Dambulla, Sri Lanka travel blog

Elephants

A travel blog entry by bruceontour

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... . But then the landscape opens up dramatically, and the views across the tank are superb. http://www.lonelyplanet.com/sri-lanka/the-ancient-cities/minneriya-national-park/introduction#ixzz4FsICERmy Then on the way back we passed several other herds ...

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 ...

Farm lunch out in the field, Dambulla, Sri Lanka travel blog

Farm lunch out in the field

A travel blog entry by bruceontour

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Then it was lunch out in a local farmer's field cooking over an open fire under his makeshift shelter. Over an open fire in a clay pot vegetables, curry made with coconut was cooked along with fried fish caught in the nearby lake. MANY THANKS to Melanie ...

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