We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Citadel of Sigiriya - Lion Rock

Sigiriya, Sri Lanka
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Private Day Trip to Hiriwaduna Village and Sigiriya from Kandy
More Info
and up
Private Day Trip: Sigiriya and Dambulla Rock Cave Temple from Kandy
More Info
and up
Private Day Tour: Sigiriya Rock and Dambulla Cave Temple Tour from Colombo
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
The remnants of a fifth century royal rock fortress.
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good23%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“sri lanka” (553 reviews)
“lion rock” (232 reviews)
“worth the climb” (176 reviews)
Sigiriya, Sri Lanka
Write a Review
Reviews (4,834)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 2,639 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

This is a must-visit! It can be seen from miles and miles away but only when close up to you see what an incredible fortress and grounds this must have been. Few things to bear in mind: Get there early, the queues up the rock...More

Thank tony s
Reviewed 2 days ago

We woke up at 5:30am in Dambulla and hired a tuk tuk for 1,500 LKR to drive us to Lion's Rock and wait for us to walk up and down. We were in line shortly after 7am to buy tickets (4,500 LKR for foreigners) You...More

Thank Sarah J
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My family and I enjoyed a fantastic experience climbing lions rock-our driver dropped obtained a guide who was very knowledgable of citadel of sigririya and the history - the day of our visit was a full moon so it was very busy even so it...More

Thank Jamesz261
Reviewed 3 days ago

easy climb for people who are reasonably fit. weather matters a lot we had a comfortable climb. top view is memorable!

Thank ranjanisr
Reviewed 3 days ago

It's a bit of a trek up the rock with some narrow and steep staircases, but it is worth it. Take breaks along the way and admire the view and make sure you get there. We went first thing in the morning and that was...More

Thank Sarah R
Reviewed 3 days ago

My wife and I visited Sigiriya in early August and the lion rock was part of our itenary. The initial plan was to go for a jungle safari (Mirisa national park, which is nearby) and then visit the lion rock in the afternoon. We were...More

1  Thank Aditya_salian
Reviewed 3 days ago

We climbed Sigiriya early in the morning and then explored the gardens. The views are beautiful and definitely worth the relatively easy walk. In addition the history and story surrounding the rock are fascinating and it is is a must see. Make sure you get...More

Thank Annabelle G
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Arrived early and glad we did. The queues were getting longer as we left. Well worth the climb. We had a guide/driver who went with us which was good to hear the history. It's a tough climb but well worth it. Views were amazing. Need...More

Thank suzannedevlin1
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The climb was less difficult than expected because it was so crowded. It was impossible to climb with some speed. The climbing and the sun were not an issue (the first part is in the shade of the rock) but the fact that it is...More

Thank HongKongTraveller3
Reviewed 4 days ago

It was well worth the effort climbing to the top to see the awesome views that await you. Bring sensible footwear and water. It's also advisable to set off early to avoid the heat of the midday sun. A little pricey but a must-see part...More

1  Thank KateandStew
Nearby Restaurants
Pradeep Resturant
121 reviews
.87 km away
Gamagedara Village Food
265 reviews
1.46 km away
Sigiri Nirwana Restaurant
60 reviews
1.38 km away
Shenadi Restaurant
76 reviews
.91 km away
Nearby Attractions
Pidurangala Rock
1,134 reviews
.97 km away
Sigiriya World Heritage Site
2,875 reviews
.02 km away
Sigiriya Museum
568 reviews
.87 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
23 April 2017|
AnswerShow all 7 answers
Response from GIRIJA D | Reviewed this property |
It is very easy to reach there by car.
16 April 2017|
AnswerShow all 8 answers
Response from Katherine P | Reviewed this property |
If it's without accommodation and entree tickets, it's not worth it. You can hire a private driver for around 50-70$ a day. You could also do the Sigiriya Lion Rock in the morning (+/- 30$), then the Dambulla Cave... More
24 March 2017|
AnswerShow all 15 answers
Response from GIRIJA D | Reviewed this property |
Actually I did not count exactly But I hope it is between 700-1000