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Citadel of Sigiriya - Lion Rock

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Address: Sigiriya, Sri Lanka
Phone Number:
+94 72 177 3006
07:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 18:00

The remnants of a fifth century royal rock fortress.

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Has to be done!

A lot of walking and steps but worth the effort if you are able to reach the summit. Vertigo got me before the final ascent!

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

A lot of walking and steps but worth the effort if you are able to reach the summit. Vertigo got me before the final ascent!

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United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Amazing must see if in Sri Lanka, take a guide and a bottle of water. Not for the faint hearted a long climb to the top but well worth it if your able .

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Tickets were $30 per person. Kind of outrageous for what you get, but at this point you are in Sri Lanka already, it's the top place in the area to visit, so (they know) you just need to pay it. View from the top is pretty nice, but be ready for a lot of steps to get there. If you... More 

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Kuopio, Finland
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a very crowded, expensive touristic place !!!! There are hundreds of tourists. People are walking in queue, person after person towards the top of the rock.When you get to the top the views are nothing special, just typical view from a high place. This is also very expensive place: entrance ticket is 4500 LKR + 3500 LKR for... More 

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L'île intense
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Beautiful place, but it is really too expensive : 30 dollars per person. For all natural sites in Sri Lanka, you have to pay, there is nothing free.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Sigiriya Rock isn't just a natural wonder but the remains of the throne of an ancient society. Atop this rock you'll be rewarded with endless stretches of green and beautiful ruins - but you'll have to climb up top to see just how beautiful the surrounding countryside is. Your visit begins with a 4500Rs ticket (expensive, but worthwhile) and a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I went here as part of a tour some Sri Lanka so a) was included in cost (4300rs reach otherwise I think) b) had a tour guide to explain things (as always be wary of locals offering to guide you, strict rules on this by the Sri Lankan authorities, and they rip you off). The ruins themselves are interesting, the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The experience to climb the Lion Rock was really nice and the view was amazing. But 4500 lkr. for foreign is really expensive I think.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Just amazing. Go to and experience what it was like to see manchu picchu before all the tourists found it !!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Sigiria We were delayed leaving the hotel in Dambulla and picked up lots of traffic on the way, such that there were long queues to buy tickets. As the tour group was 25 strong it took a long time to get organised so that by the time we had our tickets we were in the rush hour, with slow progress... More 

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