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Citadel of Sigiriya - Lion Rock

Sigiriya, Sri Lanka
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good23%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
2 days ago
“So Glad we visited, although so overpriced ”
2 days ago
“One of the most magnificent things I've ever seen”
Sigiriya, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed yesterday

A must visit if you are in the area. It is quite hard to struggle up the rock in the heat of May however the views and photo opportunities make it worth it. There are drinking water stops on the way up and its all...More

Thank ManchesterTonytiger
Reviewed yesterday

Amazing 360 views around the Lion rock. Well worth climbing to see the Throne of a king thousand of years ago. You will have to be careful near the bottom of the rock as there are warning signs of Wasps so try not to make...More

Thank Vinoth S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We went very early in the morning before it got too hot, think we were there for 6:40am. It was about £25 each to get in which is really expensive I thought, especially vs other sites around the world. It just takes advantage of the...More

Thank J F
Reviewed 2 days ago

It was hot! I went that June. It was one heck of a climb to get up there. You have to be careful of the wasps to. There are signs everywhere. Thank goodness people were quiet enough not to wake them. The view is spectacular....More

Thank Osian12
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I visited it during one day trip from Colombo. It is far away, over 4h by car with driver driving as crazy. entrance cos aroubd 4000LRT and for 1000LRT you can hire english speaking guide

Thank Wojciech M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Took a day trip from Pasikudah to Sigiriya Lion Rock, well worth the climb to see this amazing spectacle of early engineering.

Thank Keith Bullivant
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It takes you 2 hours if you are a good fit. More if you are taking pictures on your way the rock. Ashtonishing view throughout the climbing. Exhausting somehow but very feasible with places to rest. The top view is worth it.

Thank Eddychahine
Reviewed 5 days ago

Visit this place first thing in the morning or late afternoon. It gets very hot. You will need plenty of time to explore the area at the base of the rock and then to climb up and explore. If you are taking the bus back...More

Thank TPatNJ
Reviewed 5 days ago

After climbing for half an hour you reach to a sort of resting point. The lion feet is there and kept in very good condition.

Thank NOK1980
Reviewed 6 days ago

Decent place to visit. If you have enough time in Sri Lanka then visit this place. I would not say it as a must visit. If you are into history, architecture n the types then it would interest you. If you have enough time after...More

Thank Mahesh R
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Hi ya, how easy is it to take a tour from Harabana?
23 April 2017|
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Response from GIRIJA D | Reviewed this property |
It is very easy to reach there by car.
is it reasonable to pay £200 for a tour to sigirya rock and dambulla from colombo.
16 April 2017|
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Response from Katherine P | Reviewed this property |
If it's without accommodation and entree tickets, it's not worth it. You can hire a private driver for around 50-70$ a day. You could also do the Sigiriya Lion Rock in the morning (+/- 30$), then the Dambulla Cave... More
so how many steps actually are there? roughly how long does it take? thanks
24 March 2017|
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Response from GIRIJA D | Reviewed this property |
Actually I did not count exactly But I hope it is between 700-1000