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Address: Sigiriya Thalkotta, Sigiriya, Sri Lanka
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Good place, worth visiting

This is situated just inside the rock fortress area as soon as you cross the entrance fee counter. The entrance fee is part of the fees that you paid for the rock fortress which... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

This is situated just inside the rock fortress area as soon as you cross the entrance fee counter. The entrance fee is part of the fees that you paid for the rock fortress which must be 30$. This museum replicates what is there in store once you walk towards the rock fortress and has some beautiful representation of the Sigiriya... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

If you have some time before climbing the big rock then go visit the museum for some interesting background as to the history of the area. The museum has a great potential that it doesn't quite fulfill but it is still well done and you can get through it in about 10 mins. One dislike was all the male staff... More 

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Pune-India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Nicely arranged & display all things with all details.Need not take a guide to see the Museum because display information near every item .

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Lebanon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

it was nice , but really i don't like museums , so if you like museums its good .The place is quit and there was no one there to guide me .

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Leyte Island, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

we were told that it is better to see the museum first before going up the rock to have better appreciation of sigiriya. but we wanted an early climb to avoid the heat and besides, the staff didn't know the exact time the museum would open. when we visited the museum later, there was a power outage and they didn't... More 

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Muscat, Masqat, Oman
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

The building is spectacular! It is brutalist architecture at its finest, it was designed by Chandana Ellepola and built in 2009, however due to poor maintenance it feels much much older than this, it bought to mind some of the styles of Le Corbusier and Bauhaus design. It is a beautiful building worth exploring. It is open to the elements... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

The museum provides a good introduction to the history and architecture of Sigiriya rock. Although a good guide will explain most of this while walking up the rock, the museum also has a diorama and animated video that give a good visual image of what the site looked like in its prime. The museum was recently donated by Japan, and... More 

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New Delhi
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Some lovely relics and history on the rock. Sadly you can't take photos. Worth checking out to give you good context of the Sigiriya rock and the ages through which it passed.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Highly recommend - Sigiriya is one of my favourite places in Sri Lanka. Natural beauty. And of course, you should not miss the museum too while you are there.

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Ragama, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Really nicely laid out museum, I learnt a lot from the exhibits, specially about pre-historic era Sigiriya. The scale model of the whole Sigiriya complex is beautifully done, and the animated recreation of the rock fortress on a nearby screen was beautiful. There was a large exhibit of a typical local village from about a century ago, with all the... More 

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Address: Sigiriya Thalkotta, Sigiriya, Sri Lanka
Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Central Province  >  Sigiriya

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