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Sigiriya is located in the Matale District in Sri Lanka. It is the most popular tourist site in Sri Lanka
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Sigiriya Site, Sigiriya 21120, Sri Lanka
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All reviews lion rock sri lanka early in the morning worth the climb spiral staircase mirror wall take your time be careful half way entrance fee scared of heights coming down well worth the effort amazing views cave paintings avoid the crowds start early
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Sigiriya rock fortress was a palace built in the 4th century AD and later used as monastery till the 13th century. It was discovered again only in the 19th century. All this, the history and the layout plan are given in the brochures you can...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 549sa1
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The climb wasn’t as strenuous as I’d expected, even in that heat. Don’t get me wrong, we were hot and sweaty(!) but not physically exhausted. There are a series of stone steps first, then metal ones before you reach the lion paws which are about...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank deewhy987
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It absolutely poured on the day we climbed the rock but it was worth it. The climb was really strenuous but there are enough landings to rest on if you get out of breath. Once at the top and the cloud lifted to give amazing...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank LondonWelshboyo
Reviewed 3 days ago

The rock fortress at Sigiriya is formidible. The site is very extensive, with moats and water-gardens preceeding your pathway to the rock fortress itself, which suddenly looms up 200 meters out of the plain. You enter via a gateway guarded by two massive paws -...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank JP1946
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Let's start with the problems, it's really overpriced, but not well kept. If you have a fear of hight or prone to vertigo, you should consider, that the last part with the stairs might effect you uncomfortably. For me it's a problem, so I just...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank _kosf2014
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

So it is an early start but up for six and leaving dambulla means we are some of the first to get to Sigirya at 7.02. We crack on and get to the top well before 8. Several moans on the way from my partner...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 542andrewe
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It’s an ancient palace and there are stairs up to the top. Go early in morning to avoid rush and heat. You get good view from the top. Carry water.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank AshishPriya
Reviewed 6 days ago

There are ruins on the top that shows once it was a fortress of King Kasyapa (477 – 495 CE) at a height of about 200 m. Entry fee 30 USD for foreigner but for Asian it is 15 USD, you are to show the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank nandi2016
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Always will get excellent experience..should nominate word number one wonder............. Car paking area need to develop

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Julian M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very impressive fortress with fantastic views from the top. it isn't an easy climb to the top but there were quite a few people the day we went so the climb was quite slow.

Date of experience: November 2018
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DebbieKaz
25 November 2018|
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Response from kaisu2018 | Reviewed this property |
Hi here, we started the climb just before 4pm. Our tour leader got the entrance tickets for our group, so we didn't have to cue to get them. We were climbing fairly fast, but had short brakes going up. Coming back is lot... More
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auntyfi2017
11 November 2018|
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Response from kamaaina96822 | Reviewed this property |
I'm 70 with a gimpy knee and had no problems. I just took my time and took occasional rest stops. I'd make a point of going early to avoid 1) the heat and direct sun and 2) hordes of tourists. I'm glad I was finished by... More
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Bonnie G
28 September 2018|
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Response from Mahmuljinova | Reviewed this property |
Depends on where are you coming from. If it is not more than two people I would always suggest tuk-tuk. If you are staying somewhere more than one hour away, then maybe taxi. Tuktuk are cheaper than taxis (always bargain for... More
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