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Sigiriya World Heritage Site

Central Province, Matale District, Sigiriya 21120, Sri Lanka
+94 77 650 7253
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“top of the rock” (141 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Central Province, Matale District, Sigiriya 21120, Sri Lanka
+94 77 650 7253
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Beautiful looking place and interesting. Stunning views at the top. I think it was good that we came in a wet season, not that many tourists.

Thank EmppuL
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Sigiriya is world famous as the huge rock boulder stands 200 metres high and to reach the top you have to climb 1200 steep steps. Worth the climb but have to be fit as it can be exhausting. Not suitable for people with heart conditions...More

Thank CKE383
Reviewed 3 days ago

Just a walk around and nothing fancy or historical, that you would not have seen before. It is just good marketing and I would not recommend this place for a visit or spending too much time upon.

Thank kmajumdar
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Sigirya is well worth a visit. The ruins around the rock are interesting and their are plenty of toilets and places to buy drinks. The climb to the top of the rock is tiring and it's worth going early in the morning before the crowds...More

Thank Pete F
Reviewed 1 week ago

We climbed this ancient rock in the early morning and I immediately thought I would have liked to have done it at sunset... It was still spectacular though there were a LOT of people doing it, even in the off season. I can well imagine...More

Thank alisummers1
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an absolutely stunning rock fort and heritage site. I would highly recommend you find out the background to this site as it's really interesting too. If you have a fear of heights be aware that on the climb to the top of the...More

Thank MindfulKt
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is a wonderful sight to see. Worth visiting...any plans to visit...do plan after 3pm...otherwise it will be very hot...do carry enough water...

Thank SharmilaDevang
Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing mixture of craft and nature. The approach to the Rock through the water gardens gives you a sense of the intricacies of engineering back in old time. The climb could be scary for those with a fear of height but once you get to...More

Thank Christie L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A place of historical significance. Considering the time that it was built, art, architecture and technology that has been used in the days that this rock was designed as the palace of King Kashyapa make you wonder. It is not just a climb to the...More

Thank Sachin W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The water gardens and rock gardens are worth exploring when you visit Lion Rock. They can be seen clearly from the citadel.

Thank Kate255678
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30 August 2017|
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Response from Tharindu D | Reviewed this property |
There is no place putting your bag
20 August 2017|
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Response from peetje01 | Reviewed this property |
It's 1200 steps all the way up; it can be very hot and humid which might makes the climb a bit difficult. But if you're feeling fine, take it easy, bring enough water you'll be okay. And if not take a rest at the first... More
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5 March 2017|
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Response from Mirit S | Reviewed this property |
I agree with the rest of the comments. No imminent threat of wasps even though the signs continually remind you to keep your voice down and be aware of them. I think you should be OK but completely understand your hesitation.