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“Nice, interesting and worth it”

Yapahuwa Ancient Kingdom
Ranked #2 of 2 things to do in Yapahuwa
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Brisbane, Australia
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395 reviews
244 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
“Nice, interesting and worth it”
Reviewed 11 May 2014

This place was a stop on the trip to Anuradhapura and well worth a look. There was no one there basically and the staircase at the beginning is very impressive. You can climb all the way to the top of the granite outcrop behind but the last bit is a bit dodgy. The walk and climb up do give excellent views of the surrounding countryside. Plenty of monkeys.

Visited April 2014
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Yatiyana, Sri Lanka
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“Beautiful & Hard way to the top”
Reviewed 14 February 2014

Historical place, also a kingdom in sri lanka. beautiful place. good for trekking. ohh... last steps are bit hard to climb... but its a nice walk. can see very beautiful scenery from top of the mountain. good place to visit. Price is for the ticket Rs. 500 plus 1 water bottle.

Visited January 2014
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Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Rip off”
Reviewed 29 December 2013

We visited in Dec 2013.
We had a bad start as yet again we felt ripped off in Sri Lanka.
The access fee was supposed to be 500 rp but they doubled it to 1000 Rp. It is not worth it
Though the initial steps are of interest, the rest is pretty average.
Just go to Sigiriya and forget about such places as this one.

Sri Lanka is getting too greedy and is pricing itself out of the tourism market.
we found America was cheaper and a lot less hassle

Visited December 2013
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