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Yapahuwa Rock Fortress

Yapahuwa, Yapahuwa, Sri Lanka
+94 37 2 275245
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Yapahuwa, Yapahuwa, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Yapahuwa is a 13th century rock fortress that rises about 300 feet abruptly from the plain. It was the capital of Sri Lanka for just 12 years, from 1272 to 1284. A climb to the top is highly recommended, although dawn or dusk are the...More

Thank Jeremiah63
Reviewed March 19, 2017 via mobile

We visited this place during a six hours drive from Colombo to the North. Unfortunately only the groud walls of this fortress can still be seen besides a beautiful portal that you can reach after climbing around 60 steps. The view on top of the...More

Thank herrk19
Reviewed February 21, 2017 via mobile

This place isn't very easy to find or wasn't for us anyway. When we got there wow. Just the walk up through the gardens to the rock learning about the moats then the steps started it's a hard climb and a few daunting walkways that...More

Thank Thomas B
Reviewed January 31, 2017

Many steps were there to be walked to the rock top. The greenery was nice and the view from the above was stunning. Not a crowded place.

Thank Dasuni S
Reviewed October 5, 2016

Lovely and 'wild' - we were the only tourists there. It's quite a hike but magnificent views and everyone local that we met was very friendly. It's quite amazing to have the dense bush, ancient ruins and majestic rock all together.

2  Thank wendy946443
Reviewed September 15, 2016

Yapahuwa. is' really interesting and a good walk up the many steps to the top of the rock. The climb to the top through the trees with few steps was not anticipated but great. There are very steep steps which could be very dangerous. Entry...More

1  Thank David F
Reviewed August 25, 2016 via mobile

Be prepared for good climbing but it definetely worths the effort. Beautiful ruins with lions and dragons figures

1  Thank Anna C
Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

Glad I went here. Ruins are greatly restored. Everywhere is green and refreshing. View on the top is amazing

Thank alym21
Reviewed July 30, 2016

This is 3rd Kingdom of Sri Lanka and still alive with it's proudness . The long stairway is magnificent and bit danger since small space for foot.Amazing panoramic view at top. Comparing to other places this is almost empty.The cave image house at temple is...More

1  Thank ChathuraLR
Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

Yapahuwa is the third kingdom in Sri Lanka. It is easily accessible from train or a taxi. Make sure you climb up the mountain and get panoramic views of the surrounding. Take a photo with the Lion statue on the way up, which is kind...More

Thank mwithsuka22
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