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Citadel of Sigiriya - Lion Rock

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Address: Sigiriya, Sri Lanka
Phone Number: +94 72 177 3006
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The remnants of a fifth century royal rock fortress.

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A place that is worth visiting

If you are in the area , you must visit this place. Although it's a bit costly, it's worth every single cents when you finally climb up there. Do not let all the steps to stop you... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

If you are in the area , you must visit this place. Although it's a bit costly, it's worth every single cents when you finally climb up there. Do not let all the steps to stop you from climbing to see the beautiful and spectacular view. The surrounding are just so beautiful, it's more than just seeing rocks. However you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great experience and definate must do for anyone visiting Sri Lanka. Very thrilling hike full of wow moments!

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The best is that you experience everything you are offered.Excellent view of the rock from the entering site and while you are approaching the pictoresque mosaic is completing. And on the top you are rewarded with magnificent view of the surroundings.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What an amazing place. Try to arrive early, protect against sun burn and have plenty of water for the climb. Not for the "faint hearted", a reasonable level of fitness is required, not suitable for disabled visitors. Allow time to rest en route, it would be treacherous in wet weather on some of the steps.The superb views from the top... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited Sigiriya rock fortress two days back. This is one of the highlights of our Sri Lanka tour. We were impressed by the architecture and ancient technology that Sri Lanka has had so many years back.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

One of the finest places you should go to the view from the top is amazing and the whole area is wonderful try to go as early as possible or you will be sun burned

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Must-do in Sri Lanka. Beautiful views at the top. Lots of steps, but if you take occasional breaks, it's very do-able. Our hired guide provided a lot of interesting information.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is not an easy walk or climb! Travelled with a small group of 10 only 2 made it to the top. It was a very hot day and lots of people. It is hard work climbing up the uneven steps to the different levels. We found the descent difficult on the narrow areas and no guard rails. The "helpers"... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Sigiriya Rock is just something you need to do while you are in Sri Lanka. The climb isn't too challenging - steps all the way with plenty of places to stop/rest/take pictures. It's the heat that will get to you most! We left our hotel (less than 10 minute cycle from the rock) around 10am so by the time we... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

we travelled here with See Lanka Travel ,Raj was our guide. my first impression was of the beauty of the area , how well maintained it was. it had rained overnight so the steps were still quite wet so more care was needed as they are uneven and steep . it is hard work climbing the steps to the different... More 

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