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Yapahuwa Rock Fortress

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Yapahuwa, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 6 January 2019 via mobile

This is one of the ancient kingdom in Sri Lanka. It has a great rock fortress which is so much scenery. After that you can walk until top of the mountain. It's only about 1 - 1.5 km walk on rock steps and ground. There...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank salujaf
Reviewed 3 January 2019

Yapahuwa is the 4th capital in Sri Lanka. this rocky fortress and stone carvings amazing, hundreds of steps with over 75 degrees of angle

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank cptj2210
Reviewed 2 January 2019

In Yapahuwa Stone rock at the top of the stairs there is a large stone door way, flanked by big walls and two exquisitely carved windows. One window was found in fragments but the other, called the ‘Sivumenduru Kavuluwa’ is well preserved at the National...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Nilmini D
Reviewed 28 December 2018

The magnificent Yapahuwa Rock is iconic among all archaeological sites in Sri Lanka for the sheer mastery in rock carving.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank ShyaGW
Reviewed 4 December 2018

Capital of Sri Lanka for about 10 years at the end of the 13th century, Yapahuwa was a palace and a fortress built on a 90 meter tall boulder, hence a lot of steps and climbing to be done nowadays to see the remains of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank worldnomad_01
Reviewed 22 November 2018

Yapahuwa is one the most ancient cities in SRI LANKA -it was a capital in the late 12th century. The fortress was built on a 100 meter high granite block, and the ruins are worth of climbing of the steep slopes. Its' importance is proved...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank handhungary
Reviewed 5 September 2018

Located about 135 km from Colombo.A tooth temple of one of Sri Lanka's ancient capitals. During a period of political instability, King Bhuvanekabahu 1 moved his capital to Yapahuwa in 1272 CE ,taking with him the sacred Tooth Relic. After his death, the fortress was...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank lankanaturetrails
Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

We visited Yapahuwa on the road from Arunadhapura to the airport. A great walk in the jungle (very hot: humid), beautiful views and a nice temple. No foreign tourists but us when we were there.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank bpda
Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

Very scenic routes after Wariyapola town. Without much rush you can paddle 80 kms a day. We reached Maho town just 8s from the Yapahuwa Rock Fortress and the following day climbed the rock. It’s a moderate climb and even young kids can do it.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank 753kasunf
Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

It will not take 2-3 hrs to reach summit but the view from top is totally worth it. It’s windy out there Make sure to dress properly as you are entering to the temple area. And try to avoid walking or sitting in the ruins...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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11 December 2017|
Response from Max J | Reviewed this property |
About 3 hours if you are fit.