Time Out says
The Cave Temple is definitely something to experience in Dambulla!
The home of the iconic Cave, Rock or Golden Temple, Dambulla is definitely one site that shouldn’t be missed. While 150 Buddha statues fill up five caves within the temple, paintings thought to be from far back as the 8th Century, shed light on various eras of its representation.
Although there isn’t a whole lot to see around town, be sure to take advantage of scenic walks nestled in its surroundings.
A distribution hub for local agricultural produce from neighbouring country farms and also vegetables from Nuwara Eliya, numerous stalls, as far as the eye can see, selling freshly harvested items along the main road is a fascinating sight.
Dambulla can be easily accessed by visitors passing through Kandy and Kurunegala.