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Citadel of Sigiriya - Lion Rock

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Address: Sigiriya, Sri Lanka
Phone Number: 0094721773006
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Description: The remnants of a fifth century royal rock fortress.
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We went towards the end of June in the afternoon to catch the sunset. It was a great time to climb, not too crowded at all and the late afternoon light made our photos look... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
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Devon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

We went towards the end of June in the afternoon to catch the sunset. It was a great time to climb, not too crowded at all and the late afternoon light made our photos look amazing. The view from the top is stunning. We stayed up the top for a long time, just resting and gazing at the view. There... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW via mobile

Just the fact that this is a World Heritage Site is a reason to make the climb. Beautiful views and magnificent history

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

A huge citadel built on top of an immense rock.... loved it! The walk up is challenging, but achievable... at least if you want to get to the Lions Paw Terrace, which in itself affords amazing views. Above the Terrace, the walk to the Citadel is not for the faint hearted, or those scared of heights, but if you're up... More 

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Breckeenridge
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

great historical site well worth the effort I stayed overnight and went early before the crowd bewared it cost 4500 rupees to get in but its well worth it Allow say 3 hours take your time too and do go to the museum thats included in the price Be ready for the touts!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

This was well worth seeing. It was fascinating to imagine what had been when looking at the ruins on top of Sigiriya. I was really impressed and would love to visit again soon

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Must visit. Better morning visit to avoid the midday hot temperature. Be prepared to a long stairs 1200. Need to know the history of the site. Better to have guide but be careful from the ones on the site.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

It's worth the trip for the views. Also as the ancient capital of Sri Lanka, it has great archaeological and cultural value.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

. ... Sigiria Rock rocks ...... awesome place for a hike .... plenty of ideas for relaxation by the king who built it ..... tourist guides need to stop fighting ....... authorities have no control ....... but a nice attraction .....

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Braga
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

The location is impressive, full of history, magnificent view from the top. The paintings are beautiful. The local guides, helpers and sellers are like a Mafia around the place and the Sri Lanka Tourism should do something about this very quickly because they are damaging the reputation of the country. In our case, the guide (that we didn't ask for... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

A very nice site, with a spectacular citadel to climb up via rather alarming stairs, particularly exciting when the wind and rain got up half way up! There is little information available on the site which would be nice if you don't want a guide: a map would have been useful. Pleasant gardens around the rock itself. Overall good, but... More 

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Address: Sigiriya, Sri Lanka
Phone Number: 0094721773006
Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Central Province  >  Sigiriya

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