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Dambulla Rock

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  • Day3

    De Negombo à Sigiryia

    August 30, 2019 in Sri Lanka ⋅ ⛅ 27 °C

    Départ matinal de Negombo pour Kandy.
    Et oui c'était l'idée de départ !
    De la station de bus de Negombo nous montons dans un bus destination Kurunegala.
    Une fois arrivés, nous montons dans un second bus direction Dambulla.
    Pourquoi ? Eh ben, pourquoi pas ...! (En fait la météo nous fait peur sur Kandy)
    Arrivés en début d'après midi nous visitons les caves "Temple rock" de Dambulla et nous nous rendons à notre guest house située à Sigiryia.
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  • Day174

    Dambulla Cave Temple

    March 24, 2019 in Sri Lanka ⋅ ⛅ 33 °C

    Heute haben wir einen privaten Fahrer, der uns erst zum buddhistischen Tempel in Dambulla und dann nach Sigiriya bringt.
    Der Tempel befindet sich in einem Berg und setzt sich aus 5 bemalten Höhlen mit diversen Buddhastaturen zusammen.
    Im Hostel angekommen wird erst entspannt und danach im See schwimmen gegangen.
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  • Day5

    Die Höhlentempel von Dambulla

    March 28, 2019 in Sri Lanka ⋅ ☀️ 33 °C

    Bevor wir zu den Höhlentempeln von Dambulla aufbrechen konnten, mussten wir uns zunächst wieder umziehen.
    Tempel dürfen nur mit bedeckten Schultern und mindestens knielangen Hosen/Röcken betreten werden. Also rein in Hose und das T-Shirt.

    Am Tempel angekommen mussten wir zunächst wieder unsere Schuhe abgeben. Einigermaßen vorbereitet konnten wir beobachten, wie viele der übrigen Touristen von Schatten zu Schatten sprangen. Wir litten und fühlten mit ihnen.

    Die Höhlentempel von Dambulla sind die größten und ältesten Höhlentempel Sri Lankas und seit einigen Jahren ein UNESCO Weltkulturerbe. Die Wand- und Deckenmalereien bedecken eine Fläche von 66.000 m².

    Auf unserem Rückweg führte uns unser Weg am Goldenen Tempel von Dambulla vorbei.

    Zurück in unserem Hostel, gönnten wir uns eine kurze Abkühlung im Pool und einen kurzen Mittagsschlaf, bevor wir gegen Abend zu unserem nächsten Programmpunkt aufbrechen wollten, dem Löwenfels Sigiriya.
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  • Day18

    Kandy —> Dambulla

    January 23 in Sri Lanka ⋅ ☁️ 27 °C

    I got up, or rather got woken up, early by the other two guys in our room. Yet again we had managed to be put in rooms with some snorers, why does this keep happening?!?!? As we’d decided the night before to abandon Kandy as neither of us liked it, we packed up our stuff. Seeing as we weren’t allowed to have a refund on the second night, we assumed that we could just come back, after exploring what we wanted of Kandy in the morning, and grab showers etc. However, the European girl running the hostel had other ideas. Even though we’d technically paid for the beds for tonight, she said we weren’t allowed to keep our bags in the room as they needed the room free for cleaning...slightly confusing and we’ve never come across such logic at any other hostel. We just said that we’re leaving our bags in the room and went out for the morning. We walked from the hostel, which is at the top of an enormous hill...made harder by our legs still aching from Adams Peak the other morning. First stop was Arthur’s Seat (not Edinburgh) which is a viewpoint which looks over all of Kandy. It was a good view, but a bit of a tourist trap, so we promptly left, still being harassed by every single Tuktuk driver asking for us to get in, all such requests being met with a “no thank you” which was getting shorter and sharper as we lost our patience.

    We made it to the city centre, and then went up the hill at the other side to the big white Buddha (Bahirawakanda Temple). The closer we got, the less amazing it looked to be honest. It was big, but when we got there it was 200 rupees to just store your shoes rather than an entrance fee. We kept walking round the road and saw a side entrance to the big Buddha. We quickly whipped our shoes and socks off and stuffed them in the bag and casually walked in...confidence is key. When we were in, we were so happy we hadn’t paid for this as we’d both seen much more impressive temples/buddhas elsewhere. We snuck out and went back to Kandy centre where, after the disappointment of last nights food, we went to Balaji Dosai for brunch. We both had Kara podi dosa which was incredible and we managed to pay on MasterCard, so it was basically free. After our food this local bloke sat down next to us and for whatever reason, he kept staring at me...looking right through my soul. As we were up in good time it was only 10am when we left the restaurant. We made our way back to the hotel, which unfortunately meant back up the worlds steepest hill. At the hostel we both used the toilet in the fancy double room that had not been locked and hit the road.

    The traffic getting out of Kandy was awful and the pollution was probably the worst yet. We eventually got out of the city and before long, at the side of the road we saw a woman selling corn on the cob! Of course we turned around to go back to her and buy one each - it was massive and delicious, however we were both paranoid as she dunked them in cold water which we only assumed was tap water....would we get ill? Possibly, but it would have been worth it. For the next mile or two, men were shouting at us to pull over and go to their spice gardens...we were not interested. We eventually got to our place in Dambulla, and without being too harsh let’s just say it wasn’t our best accommodate yet...but hey it was cheap and had pretty good WiFi! The bedding smelt like the fumes from the awful buses and the bed itself smelt as if a million people had slept on it...we decided to leave the room pretty much as soon as we arrived so we dumped our bags to go for a walk and check out the Dambulla cave temple and make sure we were at the right place and weren’t going to get ripped off...we were now very wary of everyone.

    We walked around for a bit, but then decided to go grab an early dinner from this local bakery place. We got two massive portions of rice and sauce and noodles and sauce....all for 80p each. We headed back to our ‘lovely’ room, shoved a film on the iPad and we both passed out.
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  • Day5

    Höhlentempel von Dambulla

    November 15, 2017 in Sri Lanka ⋅ 🌧 11 °C

    UNESCO Weltkulturerbe und tatsächlich recht beeindruckend waren die Höhlen Tempel mit goldenem Buddha.

    Tempel tief in den Stein genauen und gefüllt mit unzähligen Statuen.

    „Don‘t Feed the Monkeys“ - und lasst euch nicht beklauen 🐒

    Für Sabrinas Blumengabe an Buddha mussten wir hart verhandeln.
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  • Day4

    Dambulla royal cave temple

    March 16 in Sri Lanka ⋅ ⛅ 32 °C

    The next stop along the way today was a temple with several rooms built into a big hill. On the ascent there were monkeys sitting around beside the stairs. The rooms were pretty impressive filled with lots of Bhuda statues and wall / roof paintings.

    Funny story I heard from a guide of another group: There was a crack along one cave sealing where the water was running along as it seems "up the hill" and dripping at the end of it into a crate which was fenced in.

    Why was that so special? Because normal water would fall down along the crack. But HOLY water runs upwards to heaven!
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  • Day2

    Sri Lanka - Höhlentempel von Dambulla

    September 10, 2019 in Sri Lanka ⋅ ⛅ 33 °C

    Wikipedia Eintrag:


    Das Gebiet wurde im 3. Jahrhundert v. Chr. besiedelt. Statuen und Malereien gehen auf das 1. Jahrhundert v. Chr. zurück. Die Kunstwerke wurden im 11., 12. und 18. Jahrhundert erneuert.

    Die Höhlen dienten einst König Valagamba (Vattagamini Abhaya) als Fluchtpunkt seines 14-jährigen Exils von Anuradhapura, als die Stadt von den Indern besetzt wurde. Dabei schützten ihn die Mönche von Dambulla vor seinen Widersachern. Als Valagamba auf seinen Thron zurückkehren konnte, baute er einen großen Tempel als Dank für die Hilfe.


    Es gibt ca. 80 Höhlentempel in Dambulla, davon fünf große. Mit einer Fläche von 2100 m² ist dies die größte Tempelanlage des Landes. In vielen Tempeln befinden sich historische Malereien und Statuen. Insgesamt gibt es 153 Buddha-Statuen, drei Statuen von Königen und vier Statuen von Göttern. Letztere sind zwei Hindu-Götter (Vishnu und Ganesh), die im 12. Jahrhundert entstanden. Die Malereien beschreiben das Leben Buddhas, unter anderem Buddhas Versuchung durch den Dämon Mara sowie Buddhas erste Predigt.

    Die Tempelanlagen sind unter dem Namen "Goldener Tempel von Dambulla" seit 1991 Weltkulturerbe der UNESCO.
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  • Day9

    Dambulla cave temples

    September 22, 2019 in Sri Lanka ⋅ ⛅ 30 °C

    Sat by back 2,000 years and more, this temple is a series of 5 caves together about 150 meters above the valley where the town of Dambulla is located. The first pic is of the courtyard where all the temples face. Second is flower petals art in the courtyard. All the rest are in the caves. There are innumerables Buddhas, reck b ng, seated and standing. Much of the ceiling and walls art is original. They're starting to restore some now. It is an interesting feeling by seeing the art work as old as thisRead more

  • Day60

    Dambulla - Cave Temple

    June 23, 2017 in Sri Lanka ⋅ ⛅ 28 °C

    Der Weg nach Anuradhapura führte uns heute über Dambulla und das Weltkulturerbe und eines der ältesten Zeugnisse des Buddhismus in Sri Lanka, den Höhlentempel von Dambulla. Die ältesten Höhlen reichen bis ins 1. Jhd. vor Christus zurück und sind mit teils riesigen Buddha-Statuen in allen denkbaren Haltungen stehend, sitzend und liegend zu begutachten. Wie vor Ort zu sehen war, scheint der Tempel nicht nur für Touristen sondern auch für Einheimische ein Magnet zu sein. Nicht zuletzt deshalb, da im Tal erst 2010 eine riesige goldene Stupa nebst überdimensionalem goldenen Buddha gebaut wurde.Read more

  • Day21


    July 9, 2018 in Sri Lanka ⋅ 🌬 29 °C

    Reise geht los#Bus#Colombo-Dambulla#2 Unfälle gesehen#Schaulustige#150 km#5 Stunden Busfahrt#Dambulla#Unterkunft ausreichend für 1 Nacht#Höhlen Tempel#local Food#Abends Frosch im Zimmer#unberechenbar😅#erfolgreich raus befördert💪🏽Read more

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