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Citadel of Sigiriya - Lion Rock

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Address: Sigiriya, Sri Lanka
Phone Number: +94 72 177 3006
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The remnants of a fifth century royal rock fortress.

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The entire tour - the ascent and descent, walking in the gardens, touring the museum - took me about 2 hours and 15 minutes. Start the ascent early in the morning (preferably 7:00... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I visited the rock as part of an organised tour with Travelsphere holidays. Local agents were Walkers tours. We arrived at about 08.30 whilst it was still cool.The gardens are well laid out and immaculate due to lots of staff sweeping and tidying up. The approach to the base of the rock has a few tiers of steps, quite manageable... More 

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Mumbai
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The entire tour - the ascent and descent, walking in the gardens, touring the museum - took me about 2 hours and 15 minutes. Start the ascent early in the morning (preferably 7:00 AM) as the climb is quite steep, though there are stairs with railings, and it begins to get hot quite early. Starting early also helps you beat... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Had really looked forward to our visit to Lion Rock, but the air quality was so poor that it made it hard to enjoy. The view was compromised and photographic opportunities were nowhere near what is shown in the pictures.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The thousands of steps you must ascend to reach the summit places it in a category of it's own. Just to accomplish that feat will create a sensation of achievement. And it's rather "fun". There is much unimaginable history behind this fortress. We had a private guide, but I would recommend you read about it beforehand to absorb and appreciate... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Amazing history, very well preserved. We had a guided tour was was very well worth it. The only drawback was the crowds.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We went there March 2016. We did the trekking at 10 am which was really really hot plus very busy with student tours. Wasn't a good time for us but we enjoyed overall. Make sure to bring bottle of water. Amazing view from the top. If you're in Sigiriya, it's a must visit place, a once in a lifetime experience.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great view up top. It's definitely worth your time when you're visiting Sri Lanka. I'm not so sure about the "pond" that mysteriously gets filled at such height. I heard that is what makes it one of the wonders of the world. I do think that is hype. It seemed to me like it was rain water. However, I still... More 

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Maharagama, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Sigiriya is a palace of ancient king Kshyapa, This palace was build on the rock for the protection from his brother king Mugalan. This is a amazing architecture of the word. Still at rainy seasons irigation system get actiwated but no one has identify how it work.(it transport water up to the rock)

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Travelling as a group of 4 touring across Sri Lanka this was an early stop and a great one. It is a must! The area is beautiful and then the Rock itself is mighty impressive. there will most likely be a lot of people there but the climb doesn't take too long, an hour or so. It is very warm... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Get there early but bear in mind so does everyone else, after the first rush say around 9.30 may work. Beautiful water gardens and an interesting museum, worth doing this first to let the rush die down a little and some useful background. It is about 500m to the first steps up from the entrance then a series of stone... More 

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