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Sigiriya Rock Fortress and Cave Temples Day Trip
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What a beauty after this difficult way up about 700 stairs. Take you're time with pace a walk up, these caves aare amazing as you can understand all carving is done inside the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

What a beauty after this difficult way up about 700 stairs. Take you're time with pace a walk up, these caves aare amazing as you can understand all carving is done inside the caves. Very impressive really recommend a must see in Dambulla

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This cave is amazing. Full of Color. Make sure you bring good quality of camera because this cave is low light and dark. Try to climb on the side way where you can see family of monkey around. I take tuk tuk from my hotel in sigiriya to go here, and pay so expensive around 1700. If you stay in... More 

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This and the Golden Cave nearby are really interesting and well worth the effort to get an idea of the Buddhist influence and history. Both sites can be visited in half a day but be prepared for a climb to the Golden Cave.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Just astounding to see the archaic frescos and link them to the history. Is worth the few pennies compared to other severely overpriced working temples. The hike up is uncomfortable and horrid in the sun but with time is worth the effort. A few monkeys accompany you on the way and there are also a few sellers to fend off.... More 

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Beautiful temples within the rocks - each of the five 'caves' has its own atmosphere and collection of Buddha statues and wonderful wall art. Quite a long walk up the hill - and don't forget to wear suitable clothes for a religious site (ladies - cover your shoulders and probably knees too). Lots of monkeys in the hills around.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Well worth the walk to the top with some very unique things to see. Be careful of the monkeys though as they stole our flip flops.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This is a very beautiful and peaceful place. There is a strenuous walk up many steps to the actual temple but the rock carvings are certainly worth the exertion! There are dozens of carvings of the Buddha which make this a truly mystical place to visit. Watch out for the monkeys on the way up and down, they will steal... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Great place to go to and visit, especially inside. The tradition for some people is to buy some flowers as you go up, to leave in the temple. You will therefore see some people selling flowers on the way. Closer to the place, you should take off your shoes as you are not allowed in with shoes. You can take... More 

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Zutphen, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Loved this old temples. Compared to other attractions it's half the price. We paid 1.500rs each. It's quite a climbe to the top but on the way you can find shade under the trees. When we were halfway we didn't take the stairs. To the right is a path without stairs and it easier to walk. The caves are beautiful... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

fantastic historical temple, an easy climb up the steps and a wonderful view around, well maintained old monument

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