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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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Fabulous views, great piece of history.

Fantastic views from the top. Go early 7 am to avoid the midday heat but it only takes about an hour to get to the top from the ticket booth. My daughter is 7 years old and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Fantastic views from the top. Go early 7 am to avoid the midday heat but it only takes about an hour to get to the top from the ticket booth. My daughter is 7 years old and managed the steps with ease, although if you have a fear of heights you might find it a little daunting; some of the... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

A bit like Uluru in Australia, just how do these extraordinary places appear. It's easy to see because of the natural things that happen on the planet, none the less, still amazing

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Saint-Julien-en-Genevois, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

It's a great place, not known in the occidental history books but remaining of a fantastic piece of history of the country. The frescos are unique and highly emotional if you think how old they are. The view from the top is fabulous. OF course you need to deserve it and take on your fear of crowd, bees attack and... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Visited Sigiriya without a guide during the morning (from 9 am to 11 am) and there were already quite a lot of others which ment some queuing in the stairs. The climb itself is not hard and the views from the top are beautiful and the also the bottom water gardens and the lion's paws were captivating. I would recommend... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

A very, very nice place to visit but remember to do it in the morning or late afternoon due to the heat. There is alot of stairs, but unless you are in terrible form, it is absolutely doable - nothing like Lonely Planet depicts. I am a bit scared of heights. If you are also, here is a couple of... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We visited the rock early. We were offered breakfast after in our guesthouse but were glad to have eaten at 7am. The rock is a good climb and even in the early morning, the heat makes it tricky but its well worth it for the beautiful views and sense of achievement. The payment in is too expensive. End of! Would... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Arrived early in the morning to avoid the hot sun and was wonderstruck by this great giant rock. Was an enjoyable walk up including some rickety stairs but was definitely worth it! The summit of the rock is quite a large area and we spent some time walking around enjoying the views.

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Kochi (Cochin), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

The climb to the top was not too tough, complete trip would take about 2-2.5 hours for an average person. Th view is great, reminiscent of western ghats in India but not as spectacular. The structure itself is remarkable and and the history behind the monastery. The fee for entering(about 40$ for foreigners) is too high and not worth the... More 

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Hoi An, Vietnam
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

If you're planning on Lion's Rock for the view, better save 3500 rupees and head for Pidurangala temple and Rock! The view was amazing, but the overall experience was way too touristic and crowded. Whereas the climb up on Pidurangala was an actual climb, and the view is just as amazing. Maybe even better as you can watch Lion's Rock!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We went to Sigiriya in late June 2015. We arrived about 7:30am and met up with a guide that had been arranged by our driver with Blue Lanka Tours. The guide had excellent knowledge of the whole site and its history including the gardens, the palace area and the pools. We took our time making it to the beginning of... More 

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Address: Sigiriya, Sri Lanka
Phone Number: 0094721773006
Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Central Province  >  Sigiriya
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm

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