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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We loved the setting, the frescoes and the views. We disliked the litter, lack of map and general lack of care for this exceptional landmark. Probably best seen after the rainy season. This is a must see on any travel itinerary.

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Negombo,Sri lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I Took my family there mainly because my youngsters are very keen to find about the history as they learn about it, Best part is as earlier you go there with out much tiredness you can climb down, also not much crowd that time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Yes thats place u mast visit anyway. Not so hard to climbing up, just try to use some hats and protect your shoulder from the sun. Also be careful - the day before of your visit, wild bee attacked the group of the tourists. Thats is on the last stairways. U must be quite and visit thats place in the... More

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Sungai Petani, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

If you like altitude, ruins and places with a story behind them, Sigiriya is the place for you. Put simply, this massive rock was used as a fortress-cum-palace for a king to defend against an attack. There are two parts to the climb; the first is from the foot of the rock to the (suggestive) Sigiriya Murals and the Mirror... More

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Guimaraes, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

The rock can be see far away... Great view from the top. The demonstration of power of a king, who ordered the construction of a palace in a place with a very difficult access. If you are afraid of heights maybe this place is not for you. The entire landscape around the rock is also worthy of a visit

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

It's all in da title. Felt like Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, landscape wise. Best site of the whole trip.

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Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

the only landmark in Sigiriya but is nice to see. Better to go at about 4 pm. Otherwise too hot and not so good photos. Also no drinks or anything sold on the way up. So take water with you.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I like its. just little expensive If I am not mistaken cost is 30USD, plus you have to climb up. The view up is great though.

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The site is stunning... Alas the Sri Lankan government is bilking tourists in this area for the prices on all nearby attractions...we paid 3900 for Sigiriya and 3250 for Polonnaruwa...locals pay 40 and 50 respectively...i am happy to pay more but almost 10,000 % really The climb to the top is tough but very manageable and the views once up... More

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Chalfont St. Giles, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Amazing views from the top. A little scary if you don't like heights as the stairs are narrow and steep and attached to the outside of the rock surface. watch out for the hornets. We avoided them but they can cause issues and prevent you climbing to the top if disturbed.

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