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Citadel of Sigiriya - Lion Rock
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Ranked #2 of 17 things to do in Sigiriya
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Owner description: The remnants of a fifth century royal rock fortress.
Reviewed January 24, 2014

The addmission costs USD30 or the same amount of rupees. It is expensive, but it is worth paying. The ticket includes admission to the museum, which is close to the ticket counter. When I got out of the site and arrived at the bus stop, it was 17:20. A guy and a policeman were there and said that the last bus to Dumbulla had left at 17:00 and so they would call for a tuktuk for me. FORTUNATELY, their friend tuktuk driver didn't answer the phone. And at 17:30, a bus came! I said good-bye to them and got on the bus....and surprisingly, they also got on the bus after me!! Be careful of the scammers.

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Reviewed January 23, 2014

Go earlier in the morning as it gets very hot in the late afternoon and there is little shade at the top of the rock and take water as you can't buy any until you get back to the bottom. It will take you about 45 mins to leisurely climb up while getting a guided tour.

Thank anuka9
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Reviewed January 23, 2014

We took a day trip from Kandy and were very glad we did. The site is beautiful and though the cost is higher for foreigners than nationals, we felt it was worth it. The climb is not easy, but very doable with a few stops along the way. There are many places that you can stop as they either offer something to see or a nice place to take some pictures. We used our guidebook to tell us about the site and direct us about, thus we felt a guide unnecessary. We heard that if you do want a guide to make sure to negotiate a price before agreeing so that you are not surprised at the amount they ask for.

Views were nice, and we thought that the hike up around 4pm was not too hot. It was also not very busy. Our driver told us so many people go early in the morning that it is sometimes very crowded. He said the evening is a nice time to go when there are less people.

Thank MeliQ
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Reviewed January 22, 2014

beautiful wall paintings, a slightly hairy climb up, fabulous views.
well worth it
but overpriced for foreign tourists

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Reviewed January 22, 2014

No need for a guide, no need for fear (the older printed guide show rickety ladders for the ascent which have all been replaced), strenuous or not depends on your level of fitness, families in flipflops went up without too much exertion, do see the stunning frescoes and DON'T compare them with other places in the world,- how futile is that!! We went late afternoon, had the top almost to ourselves and thus had the chance to reflect on the stunning achievement to create this place. Bathroom facilities, as at all other tourist areas in Sri Lanka (other than the hotels themselves) are a disgrace!

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