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Citadel of Sigiriya - Lion Rock

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Address: Sigiriya, Sri Lanka
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07:00 - 18:00
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The remnants of a fifth century royal rock fortress.

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Yes it is amazing

Noting quite prepares you for going up the very steep and windy steps at the top of the rock, but when you get onto the top, it is quite amazing. Getting there takes a while and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Noting quite prepares you for going up the very steep and windy steps at the top of the rock, but when you get onto the top, it is quite amazing. Getting there takes a while and requires good shoes and a head for heights but it's worth it. The views are stunning, you can't help ask yourself how did they... More 

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Be warned that this is quite physically demanding. The steps are steep and the temperatures can be high. If you are up to the challenge it is very rewarding. The history is interesting and the views stunning.

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Abingdon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We made the climb at a fairly slow pace, encouraged by our guide to stop and admire the views periodically. They were stunning as other reviewers have said. The history of the site is very interesting and one can only marvel at the skill and fortitude of those who built the citadel. A truly memorable place to visit.

Thank piglet47
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The sigiriya Rock fortress Is a must see when visiting Sri Lanka. We opted to do the climb at about four pm. I feel this is a good time if you want to avoid early mornings. Make sure to take water and a hat. There is a shop outside incase you forget. We spent about forty five mins at the... More 

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Kandy, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had great time at Sigriya Lion's Rock with family member in last weekend. It was a worth to see the ancient monuments & the view of there.

Thank _udeshika122
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It was worth the climb. It took me around 2.5 hours overall, with the pictures, admiration and waiting. The Lion Seat, the Reflection Wall, the Cobra Hood were amazing to see. Once on top, the view was awesome. Thank God, there was a cool breeze, despite the warm sun. I had water bottle with me and was quite equipped to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Our trip was slightly spoiled by wet weather but it a lovely place to see. Some members of our group climbed right to the top and all said the views were worth the walk. We went some way up before turning back to the bottom of the rock, you need quite a degree of fitness for any of it.

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Wexford, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I climbed the rock 3 days ago with my Son and Daughter. It was well worth doing the views at the top were fantastic but however I would like to point out the following. We found the cost which was about 30 euro extremely expensive and the most annoying thing was it was only tourists who pay it !!!! Also... More 

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Saskatoon, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Breath taking in recognizing the fortress and village atop this sheer cliff mountain. The gardens below as well as the natural fortifications mind boggling.

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Stockton on Tees
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This place sounds great. Sri Lankan's are very proud of it charging foreigners a whopping Rs 4500 to visit with a 50% reduction for not climbing. Neither my wife nor I could climb (vertigo and arthritis respectively) and our decision not to seemed more than justified by those coming down. So what of us who through no fault of are... More 

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