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Citadel of Sigiriya - Lion Rock

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Address: Sigiriya, Sri Lanka
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+94 72 177 3006
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 18:00
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The remnants of a fifth century royal rock fortress.

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Breathtaking view on top

It was worth the climb. It took me around 2.5 hours overall, with the pictures, admiration and waiting. The Lion Seat, the Reflection Wall, the Cobra Hood were amazing to see... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Mauritius
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It was worth the climb. It took me around 2.5 hours overall, with the pictures, admiration and waiting. The Lion Seat, the Reflection Wall, the Cobra Hood were amazing to see. Once on top, the view was awesome. Thank God, there was a cool breeze, despite the warm sun. I had water bottle with me and was quite equipped to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our trip was slightly spoiled by wet weather but it a lovely place to see. Some members of our group climbed right to the top and all said the views were worth the walk. We went some way up before turning back to the bottom of the rock, you need quite a degree of fitness for any of it.

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Wexford, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I climbed the rock 3 days ago with my Son and Daughter. It was well worth doing the views at the top were fantastic but however I would like to point out the following. We found the cost which was about 30 euro extremely expensive and the most annoying thing was it was only tourists who pay it !!!! Also... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Breath taking in recognizing the fortress and village atop this sheer cliff mountain. The gardens below as well as the natural fortifications mind boggling.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This place sounds great. Sri Lankan's are very proud of it charging foreigners a whopping Rs 4500 to visit with a 50% reduction for not climbing. Neither my wife nor I could climb (vertigo and arthritis respectively) and our decision not to seemed more than justified by those coming down. So what of us who through no fault of are... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Look. The rock itself is certainly beautiful, and the hike to the top is a fun challenge. Plus some cheeky monkeys to look at and the views are stunning. But getting there from Kandy return comfortably plus entry fee, it kind of adds up. And there were way too many tourists when we got there at 8am. My advice, grab... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Start early so that you can get to the rock when it is not crowded. Its a 2000 step climb with no mercy, but worth it when you get to the top, see the mediaeval citadel ruins and get the views.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Came by private car and our tickets were included in our package but did notice that the price per person was about 24 pounds which sounds a lot considering you do all the work !!..also that is tourist price not locals price..i always find that irritating. Also you have to pick up your car at a particular car park (... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited Sigiriya Rick as part of our tour with GAdventures. Did not think I would make the 1200 steps, but took rests along the way, it was very hot, bring plenty of water. It was a brilliant experience! Our Granddaughter loved it too!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We started climbing at 7h30 and it was amazing. The way down with hundreds of people going up .....The view up here is amazing, the painting are very beautiful and you can easily imagine that the king who built this palace was a tyrant !

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