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Citadel of Sigiriya - Lion Rock

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Address: Sigiriya, Sri Lanka
Phone Number: +94 72 177 3006
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The remnants of a fifth century royal rock fortress.

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Great view, good exercise

Must-do in Sri Lanka. Beautiful views at the top. Lots of steps, but if you take occasional breaks, it's very do-able. Our hired guide provided a lot of interesting information.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Must-do in Sri Lanka. Beautiful views at the top. Lots of steps, but if you take occasional breaks, it's very do-able. Our hired guide provided a lot of interesting information.

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Ottawa, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is not an easy walk or climb! Travelled with a small group of 10 only 2 made it to the top. It was a very hot day and lots of people. It is hard work climbing up the uneven steps to the different levels. We found the descent difficult on the narrow areas and no guard rails. The "helpers"... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Sigiriya Rock is just something you need to do while you are in Sri Lanka. The climb isn't too challenging - steps all the way with plenty of places to stop/rest/take pictures. It's the heat that will get to you most! We left our hotel (less than 10 minute cycle from the rock) around 10am so by the time we... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

we travelled here with See Lanka Travel ,Raj was our guide. my first impression was of the beauty of the area , how well maintained it was. it had rained overnight so the steps were still quite wet so more care was needed as they are uneven and steep . it is hard work climbing the steps to the different... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I visited the rock as part of an organised tour with Travelsphere holidays. Local agents were Walkers tours. We arrived at about 08.30 whilst it was still cool.The gardens are well laid out and immaculate due to lots of staff sweeping and tidying up. The approach to the base of the rock has a few tiers of steps, quite manageable... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The entire tour - the ascent and descent, walking in the gardens, touring the museum - took me about 2 hours and 15 minutes. Start the ascent early in the morning (preferably 7:00 AM) as the climb is quite steep, though there are stairs with railings, and it begins to get hot quite early. Starting early also helps you beat... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Had really looked forward to our visit to Lion Rock, but the air quality was so poor that it made it hard to enjoy. The view was compromised and photographic opportunities were nowhere near what is shown in the pictures.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The thousands of steps you must ascend to reach the summit places it in a category of it's own. Just to accomplish that feat will create a sensation of achievement. And it's rather "fun". There is much unimaginable history behind this fortress. We had a private guide, but I would recommend you read about it beforehand to absorb and appreciate... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Amazing history, very well preserved. We had a guided tour was was very well worth it. The only drawback was the crowds.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went there March 2016. We did the trekking at 10 am which was really really hot plus very busy with student tours. Wasn't a good time for us but we enjoyed overall. Make sure to bring bottle of water. Amazing view from the top. If you're in Sigiriya, it's a must visit place, a once in a lifetime experience.

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