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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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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 18:00
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The remnants of a fifth century royal rock fortress.

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We visited early morning - getting there for 8 having watched the rock loom up on the horizon It truly is spectacular The citadel is entered after payment and you wander... read more

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

We visited early morning - getting there for 8 having watched the rock loom up on the horizon It truly is spectacular The citadel is entered after payment and you wander through gardens and our guide told us about the history and how the king took over from monks and had all this work done in such a short time... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

i struggled a little bit as was not fit in the fitness level, but had several stops and rest. it was all worth the effort. beautiful stunning place. must visit

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Climbing Sigiriya Rock was a great experience. There are approx 600 steps to the top which sounded a bit daunting but if you take a leisurely pace it's absolutely fine. We had a monsoon rain shower at the lion's paws so had a 20 minute break by default which helped too ! All is worth it when you get to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago 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 2 days ago 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago 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 3 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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Thank Sue19402014
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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 4 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 5 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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