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Citadel of Sigiriya - Lion Rock

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Address: Sigiriya, Sri Lanka
Phone Number: 0094721773006
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The remnants of a fifth century royal rock fortress.

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Although I didn't make it to the top as I have a knee problem I did get to see the frescos which I really wanted to do. The spiral staircase part wasn't easy for me for I was... read more

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East Sussex
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Although I didn't make it to the top as I have a knee problem I did get to see the frescos which I really wanted to do. The spiral staircase part wasn't easy for me for I was pleased I did it, though coming down was harder. There is plenty to see on the lower parts and it is a... More 

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Loughborough
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A must visit place if you go to Sri Lanka..this is an awesome place..the paintings have withstood the elements for hundreds of years. The remains of the ancient settlement is a true wonder of the world..you should climb to the top well within.25

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Thank allenschmallen
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We went Sigiriya just for Lion's Rock - there really isnt much else to do here. The tickets are expensive at 4150LKR per adult, but the view from the top is really not too bad, and the climb is very steep and tiring but short (compared to World's End, which is like a 9km hike). Do go to the museum... More 

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Thank Michael Y
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The grounds were really lovely with some spots to take photos of the rock. The foundations of the ponds are interesting and the grandeur of the whole site is breathtaking. The steps are steep but ok. I was too scared once I saw the suspended spiral staircase after checkpoint two to go any further. You get bothered by the guys... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Sigiriya - is a huge rock, on top of the rock there is ruins of a temple built by a King. the whole experience to climb the rock (well they have stairs), before you climb the very top theres a place to enjoy the views. to climb the top the steps are narrower nut not an issue, once got up... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The gardens around the rock were lovely and a great place to watch monkeys! Tourists have to pay $30 each to climb 2000 steps! If you are interested in visting the museum, do it before the climb - the tourist car park is in a different place to the drop off area and takes you through an area of small... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Don't approach this if you are not fighting fit or don't like heights. If you meet these criteria what are you waiting for. It's a long way 1200 steps. It's hot. Might be better early or later although we did it in mid day. You might need a change of clothes. Locals for this barefoot so no excuse really. Fantastic... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went on a hot day so always make sure you have water. We did have to queue for a while to get up but so worth it when you get to the top. A must

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I decided to do the gardens and rock climb while friends went Zen with yoga session. First, it is exy 35 USD. You can only enter once, can't see gardens separately, and probably not worth entry fee to just see gardens. Rock is spectacular as you approach from western side. The climb is in sections so not tough at all.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

One of the amazing touristic site in Sri Lanka. Quite high and risky to climb because the the law level of safety system. But the ancient kingdom and the architecture just amazing. Its a must to see those cave paintings. Try to avoid visiting on weekends because crowed.

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