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Address: Sigiriya Thalkotta | Sigiriya Thalkotta, Sigiriya, Central Province, Sigiriya 21120, Sri Lanka
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Visit is worthy

Visiting the museum is worthy, but the exhibition may be better arranged. New colour on the walls might look the museum quite better. No really competiveness to European... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Flsammler
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Fuerth, Germany
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

all great .. love the sigiriya structure which was there .. seems as a real one .. bithu sithuwam was there. but we cant take photographs

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Fuerth, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Visiting the museum is worthy, but the exhibition may be better arranged. New colour on the walls might look the museum quite better. No really competiveness to European historical museums.

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Thank Flsammler
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a bit out of the way from the rock, and not well publicised, but provides lots of information on local culture and the rock itself. There is also a faithful reproduction of the cave paintings which can be photographed and appreciated as long as wished.

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Thank BrigitteM21
Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is worth the visit but don't expect anything spectacular. A good way to learn more about this important historical site.

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Thank MarciTravels
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lots to see. The building is modern and well layed out. We didn't climb the rock because of all the crowds (a holiday weekend), so this made a very acceptable substitute.

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Stockton on Tees
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

But you still have to pay a lot - Rs 2250 for non climbing foreigners- to visit this museum, a gift from the people of Japan to the people of Sri Lanka. 1 hr max recommended time.

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Celje
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2017 via mobile

Poorly maintained, dirty displays, definitely not worth the time. As it is included in the ticket price for Sigiriya rock, we were walking through it, but is really is a waste of time.

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Thank TinaSI-Luxus
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2017

Quite a climb but really worth it, wonderful views and cooler on top. Whatever your guide says go as early as possible, he might not think it gets hot but we do. It will be interesting to see the water gardens when they have been restored.

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Thank Jenny B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2017 via mobile

Neither me or my girlfriend is that much into museums, but this one took us by surprise. After you've been on the rock it is very exiting to see what it might have been in ancient days and all the displays are proffesional and easy to understand. I think its a shame if you skip this part of the Sigiriya-experience!

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Thank Bjørn S
Negombo, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2017

Superb museum. God explanation of Sigiriya cultural importance. Great experience. Not allow to take photograph. Advice if you visit the museum before climbing the rock as once you climb no energy to spent time in museum. Don't miss it.

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