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Sigiriya is located in the Matale District in Sri Lanka. It is the most popular tourist site in Sri Lanka
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Sigiriya Site, Sigiriya 21120, Sri Lanka
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All reviews sri lanka lion rock worth the climb spiral staircase early in the morning mirror wall take your time half way be careful entrance fee scared of heights coming down well worth the effort amazing views cave paintings avoid the crowds start early
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Reviewed today

This place is simply amazing. We happened to visit on a public holiday in December so the place was absolutely rammed and it took us almost two hours to get to the top because of the amount of people but I am so glad we...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank danielarRP
Reviewed today via mobile

There isnt a lot to see when you've finally survived the slow moving queues on the very narrow stairs. The foundations of the citadel still remain, but that's about it.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Eva J
Reviewed today via mobile

Sigiriya was top of our list in Sri Lanka and it was just amazing design . No surprised that it is considered as 8th world wonder and it is highly recommended .

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank K847SJdarrenm
Reviewed today

So many changes in 20 years. Recalling no people and the walk up a rickety rusty steel pathway of 20 years ago and what was at the top I wondered what it was like now and was it worth $30US or the 5500rupees they were...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Kevin S
Reviewed yesterday

Really nice park and a absoulute stunning view from the top of the rock. Go there in the morning. The stairs are crowded. But it is Ok.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Sebdie01
Reviewed yesterday

It takes a lot of vertical steps to reach the top but the effort will be rewarded. The frescoes, partly intact after 1500 years, are awesome. The lion paws are impressive. The view from the top is fantastic.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Eugene W
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It is really must see! And do not worry, it’s not so hard to climb in. There are several rest areas on your way up. But it is highly recommended to go there early in the morning, not on Sundays and preferably when it’s cloudy...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Aida_Vilnius
Reviewed yesterday

despite the tourist crowds this was great. Going to the museum first is a good idea to gain a better understanding if you don't take a guide. Not so good if you suffer vertigo. Needs a rubbish collector to dissuade the monkeys. Our young kids...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ruddellkusabs
Reviewed 2 days ago

It was easier that I thought, even tho I am very afraid of height, but it was neither so difficult nor so scary as it seemed looking up. And advise is to take a guide, as without explanation it is difficult to imagine how it...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Kulverstuke
Reviewed 2 days ago

I'm not even sure why I'm reviewing this - it seems to be about the most famous and popular thing to do in Sri Lanka! Anyway, prepare yourself for crowds, as this place will be heaving with tourists right from the off! The place seems...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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trisandy
January 10, 2019|
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Response from robcuu | Reviewed this property |
Just go to another country
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ipiscopo
January 6, 2019|
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Response from Shashitha | Reviewed this property |
Hi, the climb is stairs all the way up and there are several places along the way you can stop to rest. I did this climb with my 71 year old uncle just 3 weeks ago. We didn't have any sore calves. I also strongly suggest... More
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Indika A
December 21, 2018|
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I don’t know, sorry.
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