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Citadel of Sigiriya - Lion Rock

Sigiriya, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #2 of 8 Attractions in Sigiriya
Type: Ancient Ruins
Description: The remnants of a fifth century royal rock fortress.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW

We've visited Sigiriya Rock in September 2014. Entrance fee was 30 USD PP. The walk to the top was very nice, not so hard as you would imagine and the views on the top are very rewarding. With the entrance ticket you can also visit the museum at the ticket stand. We've visited Sigiriya rock and took the bus 41... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 NEW

Amazing experience. Beautiful view around from the top. Nice paintings on the rock wall. (lot of stairs :) )

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Great view from the top, We had a fantastic experience to visit and climb the rock. There are many steps to climb to reach the top but it wasn't an issue for us, maybe for some old people. But once you reach the top the view is amazing. I recommend this place as a must see on any travel itinerary.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

You need to save some energy to climb the rock. The view is stunning! Don't go when the sunshine is too much. Sunset time will be a smart choice.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Dates back to first century! How did they build the palace on top of such a huge rock? Cool to see what they were capable of so long ago.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We were a group of family members in the age range from 53 to 65, who visited a few UNESCO heritage destinations in Sri Lanka recently. We started the climb of Sigiriya Lion's rock citadel, early in the morning, when the site opens at 7 AM when, it is not very hot and not too many visitors. Initially, the climb... More

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Ballarat, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Go early when its cooler. Climbed 700 odd steps to the 'feet' of the lion. Lots more after that! Views are magnificent. The murals are astounding. Snake charmer on the way out was 'interesting'.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

we arrived mid morning as it wasn't so hot and not many tourists. We knew there were 1200 steps to the top but lost count after about 20 lol .Once you get to the top and look at the view, you forget that you just spent half an hour scaling a huge rock. But to think the prince lived here... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Great view from the top, but nothing much else up there, interesting walk through the ruins at the base. Lots of monkeys.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Great view from the top, sense of achievement, amazing structure. Quite busy in off season. Don't want to think what season would be like!

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