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Sigiriya is located in the Matale District in Sri Lanka. It is the most popular tourist site in Sri Lanka
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Sigiriya Site, Sigiriya 21120, Sri Lanka
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All reviews sri lanka lion rock worth the climb spiral staircase early in the morning mirror wall take your time half way be careful entrance fee scared of heights coming down well worth the effort amazing views cave paintings avoid the crowds start early
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Reviewed today via mobile

The climb is pretty hard going but totally worth it. Great history and great views. Go early to avoid queues and slow moving people on the steep stairs. Wear sturdy shoes as some of the steps are badly eroded from the thousands of people that...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank BIGDOG09
Reviewed today via mobile

Climbed the rock and explored the site with children (5 and 8) and we all had an amazing day. Watch out for monkeys trying to steal children’s snacks .... otherwise a perfect day :-)

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank MrsMackThe3rd
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

That is a amazing place of architectural and beautiful prescos.you can get a beautiful view from the top of the Rock

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank sherry_dissa
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Nice place but highly overrated and overpriced! If you have been at Pidurangala ... well that is enough, the view is much more better from there! On the top there are some ruins but I really think the ticket is overpriced !

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Erika C
Reviewed yesterday

Been to there for the second time and after almost 25 years. Nothing much has changed except the local tourist car park was taken a mile away. Walking from that park to the base of the rock itself is exhausting and local people better be...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Jayan_sl
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

No. 1 place to visit while you are in Sri Lanka..its UNESCO world heritage site.They have entrance fee of USD 30 for foreigners but if you are citizen of SAARC country,take your passport with you and you will get 50% discount.You must have guide with...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank deepak10561
Reviewed yesterday

We had read other reviews so decided to go early in an effort to avoid the crowds. We arrived at 7.45 and queued for 5 to 10 minutes to get a ticket as only one ticket booth was open. The climb although challenging took us...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ray b
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We went to Sigiriya Lion Rock on a family holiday to Sri Lanka. The history, the scenary and the Alfresco paintings were amazing. The best time to climb is early morning or evening. We started at 4 pm and it took 2 hours to finish...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Anan2012
Reviewed yesterday

The main purpose of Sri Lankan trip, just a lovely plave. 1200 step climb is a challenge but take your time, it is worth it. The top is a fascinating place - just how did they build it all those years ago? Brilliant

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Turtle5954
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This was our 3rd visit. It is originally a rock converted into a palace. It's prone to wasp attacks. But there is no recent attacks. Climbing is bit difficult if someone has hight phobia or vertigo. There are water supply system. If you don't like...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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20 January 2019|
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Response from SamirS983 | Reviewed this property |
You can purchase from the Sri Lankan tourism website: eservices.ccf.gov.lk/eticketing/landing However, we bought at the desk in cash. Best if you ask your driver/guide to assist.
10 January 2019|
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Response from Pauline M | Reviewed this property |
We climbed 2 days ago mid pm not too busy then
6 January 2019|
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Response from financeliverpool | Reviewed this property |
I also felt the same way when I got midway, but when you see much older men and women climbing up those stairs, you will be determined to go the full length. Climbing Sigiriya was my greatest achievement and highlight of my... More