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Citadel of Sigiriya - Lion Rock

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Address: Sigiriya, Sri Lanka
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+94 72 177 3006
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 18:00
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The remnants of a fifth century royal rock fortress.

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Highlight of ancient Sinhaleae culture

Sigiriya Rock isn't just a natural wonder but the remains of the throne of an ancient society. Atop this rock you'll be rewarded with endless stretches of green and beautiful... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Sigiriya Rock isn't just a natural wonder but the remains of the throne of an ancient society. Atop this rock you'll be rewarded with endless stretches of green and beautiful ruins - but you'll have to climb up top to see just how beautiful the surrounding countryside is. Your visit begins with a 4500Rs ticket (expensive, but worthwhile) and a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I went here as part of a tour some Sri Lanka so a) was included in cost (4300rs reach otherwise I think) b) had a tour guide to explain things (as always be wary of locals offering to guide you, strict rules on this by the Sri Lankan authorities, and they rip you off). The ruins themselves are interesting, the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The experience to climb the Lion Rock was really nice and the view was amazing. But 4500 lkr. for foreign is really expensive I think.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Just amazing. Go to and experience what it was like to see manchu picchu before all the tourists found it !!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Sigiria We were delayed leaving the hotel in Dambulla and picked up lots of traffic on the way, such that there were long queues to buy tickets. As the tour group was 25 strong it took a long time to get organised so that by the time we had our tickets we were in the rush hour, with slow progress... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is good place to visit. Avoid going in too much sun if u can. Will be tough with small kids. Museum is also good. Give yourself good time there.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Not mind blowing by any means but offers an expensive but good aerial view of surrounding area. The ruins are basically pools, cistern and a couple of thrones. Way to many selfie sticks for my liking.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

More than 1000 steps I think and although my vertigo got teh better of me at times, the climbing was worth it. We has a guide (arranged by our main guide/driver in the main parking lot) who was very informative. The history of this place is fascinating: it's a bit of a fairy-tale castle/fortress. I've really not seen anything like... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I was slightly concerned about the steep climb at first as I'm really not very fit. It is slightly strenuous but oh so worth it! The whole place is amazing and the top of the rock is beautiful with stunning views. We highly recommend that you get there early to beat the queues and the heat. We arrived between 8... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The fortress, the gardens, the pools etc all tell a wonderful story of a king with an Engineering and Artistic bent of mind..The water management and Hydraulic Engineering in addition to the various architectural and artistic concepts used in the building of the rock fort and the palaces makes this a place worth visiting. The climb on the lions rock... More 

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