Sigiriya HolidaysSri Lanka
Sigiriya is located in central of Sri Lanka , home to the extraordinary Sigiriya Citadel , palace ruins situated on top of a massive 200-meter-high rock surrounded by the remains of an extensive network of gardens, reservoirs, and other structures. It is positioned within the cultural triangle formed by Anuradhapura …

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How to get to Sigiriya

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Where to stay in Sigiriya

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Reviews of Sigiriya

Yasir Muhammedh
Yasir Muhammedh
24/03/2019

Beautiful fortress from one of the kings, constructed on tall rock. Vertical climbing through steps will take to the top will give you a pleasant view of the surrounding.

Kevin Picholo
Kevin PicholoFoster City
23/09/2018

Sigiriya Rock Fortress is the top must see UNESCO site in Sri Lanka. Amazing to see the remains of the palace ruins on the top of the rock, which is 660 feet high.

Michaela Auer
Michaela AuerSalzburg
23/04/2016

A must do when you visit Sri Lanka. Be there early cause later it's crowded by tourists and the heat doesn't make it easier to walk up the stairs. You will be rewarded with a stunning view!

Kathleen Poon
Kathleen PoonKuala Lumpur
17/04/2016

Sigiriya is a massive rock of 600 feet high and top of the rock was once a palace of King Kasyapa dated back to 5th century, The King built a gateway to his palace in the form of a lion, hence Sigiriya is also called the Lion Rock in Sinhala. Unfortunately, the fortress and the palace were abandoned after the king’s death. Do take precautions when climbing the stairs from the Lion Gate to the top of the rock because there are wasps nests nearby.

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