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Sigiriya World Heritage Site
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Private Day Trip to Sigiriya and Hiriwadunna from Colombo
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Sigiriya Rock Fortress and Cave Temples Private Day Trip
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Private Day Tour: Sigiriya Rock and Dambulla Cave Temple Tour from Colombo
Ranked #3 of 17 things to do in Sigiriya
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Reviewed February 28, 2014

A great experience! Try and go either early or late as the queues up the spiral staircase to the wall paintings create a huge bottleneck. Not for the faint hearted or unable to climb a continuous sequence of steps/stairs, but the views and ruins at the top are great. The gardens are a delight to wander around as well. One of THE highlights of our tour of Sri Lanka

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Reviewed February 26, 2014 via mobile

Great experience. We booked a guide who did a great job explaining the interesting things about the place and the amazing achitechture. Still amazing what they coild build so many years ago. More than 1000 steps but the view all the way is worth it. Dont miss this.

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Reviewed February 25, 2014

We came from Colombo for this day trip. We left at 630am from the hotel to make sure we would not encounter the Colombo traffic that was starting to build up.From Colombo,our hired driver Mr. Asiri ((mobile +94 77 071 5118 took us here in 3.5 hour ,with his defensive driving skills & not much traffic,luckily. He was referred by his partner Mr Praneeth Prasanka (praneeth_prasanka@yahoo.com) since Praneeth was not available. Their company is sanctioned by the Sri Lankan Tourism Authority & have insurance, clean air conditioned car.Driver/Guide speaks good English & trustworthy.We had him for 5 days from the airport pick up to tours around Sri Lanka to airport drop off. Charges were very reasonable)
We arrived at the site & Asiri coordinated with a guide to take & assist us to the top. The guide charged $20 for 2 persons excluding the entrance fees which is US$30@. It took my husband & I about an hour with rest stops before reaching the top. Some areas have steep steps, so be careful. There are rest areas on the way up but no restrooms, so you will have to go before you ascend the rock. The restroom is right across the area where you buy tickets.Buy the tickets before you ascend,its a long way to go back There were no attacking wasps as mentioned in other reviews. Although there remains a warning about it. You get to see a wonderful view when you reach the top. Along the way you see the frescoes & the Lion's Paw which are the most popular sights. The descent was easier at 45 minutes.

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Reviewed February 23, 2014

A wonderful one day trip!
There is a lot to see and a little research beforehand (with anything of any historic value actually) will open before you a very intriguing site indeed!
The sheer size of the grounds and the fact that it was constructed at about the same time as the decline of the Roman Empire, induce feelings of awe of such an achievement.
The Story of Sigirya (S. Ponnamperuma) explains a lot that will bring your imagination to life while exploring this sensational little piece of Sri Lankan History.
The wasps nests that hang near the lions paws are simply huge and amazing too.
Don't miss it!

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Reviewed February 21, 2014

really nice place to visit, the walk is enjoyable, the scenery is amazing when u reach the top, however just at the steps of the palace, the stairs, in my opinion, are not 100% safe. if u have fear of heights u will have anxiety.

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