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“Interesting Walk”

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 20 things to do in Sigiriya
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Asia
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“Interesting Walk”
Reviewed March 17, 2014 via mobile

The journey to the top is more exciting then the destination. The painting in the cave is artistic. The view from the top is pretty nice, make sure you go all the way up.

Tips : you don't have to hire a guide, it is very easy to be self-guided.

Visited December 2013
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Helsinki, Finland
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“Great experience”
Reviewed March 16, 2014

The ticket is very expensive, 3900lkr, but sigiriya is still worth the visit. The views are amazing. There was not much people either, so being able to be up there almost alone was a great experience.

Visited March 2014
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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“Tough climb but worth it”
Reviewed March 13, 2014

The climb was a little tough but the view from the top and the history behind it were very interesting. I wouldn't recommend it for kids below the age of 10. It took us around 20-30 minutes to make the climb.

Visited October 2013
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Lisboa
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“Crazy king!”
Reviewed March 11, 2014

Is not only a rock, it's an incrdible place with lots of history, beginning with a ilegal king afraid of the legitimate one building a palace/ fortress on top of a huge rock, where there is remaings of statues,monasteries, lakes, pools and a impossible series of ideal women at that time, painted at a side of the rock (painters secured by ropes...). The attraction is full of tourists and we have to climb more than a 1000 steps (including ones at steel stairs, that are not for hight dizziness persons...), but te 360º view is astonishing.

Visited February 2014
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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“Definitely a must!”
Reviewed March 11, 2014

The climb to the peak is itself interesting --- the wall-like staircases, the moats (?), the caves/boulders, the frescoes, the lion's paws. But of course, the highlight would be the view on top and from the top --- both equally captivating. Even with the sun up, the wind is cool hence it might compel you to just stay a bit more and enjoy the view.

Visited February 2014
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