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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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Sigiriya Rock Fortress and Cave Temples Day Trip

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The first question that comes to mind is HOW did they manage it? It must have been a tremendous effort for the local population to bring up all the materials in order to finish... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

The first question that comes to mind is HOW did they manage it? It must have been a tremendous effort for the local population to bring up all the materials in order to finish what must have been an extraordinary building. What's left of it allows you to imagine what it must have looked like in its heyday. Still, we... More 

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St Helens, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

I was very excited to visit the rock fortress after hearing about its purpose and the story behind its build. We visited the museum first with our tour guide who explained the history behind the fortress and explained each of the exhibitions in more depth than the labels. (There are guides at the site but they are not 'official' guides... More 

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Doha, Qatar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

climbing the rock was an amazing experience. Reaching the top and get to see a breathtaking view deserved all the pain of the long stairs to reach there.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

A great view at the top, and really worth the 1240(??) steps to get there.... A few things, of course like everywhere in Sri Lanka, there is an entry charge 3500 rupee per person, that is tourists, locals and "Asians/oriental" ( no disrespect intended) have different prices. You can wander around the grounds and you may be approach by a... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

just go there its amazing ! a long walk up 2000+ steps but wow what a view ! you stop half way and see hand painted pictures on the wall ! if you are scared of heights it maybe not for you

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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Amazing place but little over priced for the foreigners. Me being a foreigner i thought i was supposed to pay 30$ but since i was indian they asked me to pay 15$ after showing my Indian passport. I didnt think this was fair. The tickets included 3 visits around Sigiriya - Museum, Mirror wall an west gate. Museum is okaY:... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

This is simply an amazing place to visit. It's not for the faint hearted and anyone with walking difficulties or issues with heights will certainly struggle, but it's so worth it. The climb up is truly terrifying and the old metal staircases that form several stages of the climb feel very rickety and unsafe in places, yet I'm told there's... More 

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Romsey, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

This was our first big trip during our tour. We had already paid the entrance fee prior to going as we had a bespoke tour arranged and had our own guide. We went in the morning instead of our 'scheduled' afternoon. Good call, Rohan! It was much cooler and quieter; when we came down around 9:30 it was rammed with... More 

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Subang Jaya, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

A word of caution for those travelling with seniors and children, there are lots stairs to climb. But the effort, and USD30 ticket/pax are definitely worth it. Plan to spend at least 2 to 3 hours here for climbing, enjoying the views and taking pictures. Also, best to go in the morning, before it gets too hot. My family learnt... More 

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Dubai
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

An amazing site and well worth the effort. Climbed to the top with children aged 10 and 12 with no problems. It's a long climb but not too difficult. Be careful if you don't like heights because in a few areas you can see the long drop and get a sense of height. The view from the top is breathtaking,... More 

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