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Sigiriya 21120, Sri Lanka
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All reviews sri lanka top of the rock world heritage site worth the climb early in the morning mirror wall rock fortress take your time amazing place bottle of water afraid of heights amazing views entrance fee worth the effort bring water hard work half way
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This site - the features of the runs on Lion Rock itself and the surrounding site - is one of the wonders of ancient Asia and should be on everyone's list of top 3 places to in Sri Lanka even if you're there for a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 349daveb
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It is not cheap but very well looked after and just a wonder to look at location views and effort to build. Go early as gets busy and I would not want to be climbing all the way up the steps in a queue and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 542andrewe
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The Rock looks overwhelming.....too awesome n climbing it feels impossible.But the steps make the daunting task a child's play...n thrilling once you make it.Cant imagine the struggles that people of yore made to build a palace on top and the patience they had to live...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank chavanr3
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The climb can be very tiring especially if the sun is burning hot! Make sure you go on a day that its not raining! It has 360 degrees of amazing views! The forest seems endless from the top! Truly amazing! Take a hat and a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank may-bee1989
Reviewed 1 week ago

I climbed the rock 15 years ago, in the pouring rain and low cloud, so saw very little from the top, which was the only reason why I wanted to do it again. There is now a good museum, and of course the nice gardens,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Alison M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Lion Rock is an amazing place but unfortunately there are way too many tourists especially the elderly yet unfit ones taking their own sweet time climbing those flight of stairs. An important note: Do avoid touts & self-claimed official helpers around the vicinity. We...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank SunShiningTrouper
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic site to visit. Best to arrive early and prepared for the climb, which is about 2 hours if you take it steady. Lovely views

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank mystery606
Reviewed 1 week ago

- As i mentioned this is a world heritage site which was located near Dambulla, Sri Lanka. - As per history a secured palace with more features made by King Kashyapa to survive from enemy attacks. But some people believe there were few buildings from...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Samith D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A really nice walk which if gone early (7am) is not too hot or busy. AVOID the dishonest "official helpers" who try and help you up. They don't like hearing "no" and need a firm "go away". We have heard of people being asked for...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank joelfuterman
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It’s hard to ignore the fact that it’s incredibly overpriced (not entirely sure where the money goes, as noticed a few information signs were so worn they were illegible). Other than that, it’s a beautiful site and the grounds are well maintained. Recommend getting there...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Lou R
23 July 2018|
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Response from Tone3103 | Reviewed this property |
First thing in the morning, as soon as it opens
30 May 2018|
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Response from Ramya M | Reviewed this property |
I went to the ticket window, to purchase the ticket, so am clueless on online thing.
13 May 2018|
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Response from TomK1985 | Reviewed this property |
Yes plenty of places to walk around or sit in the gardens surrounding the rock