Boulder Gardens, Sigiriya

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  • Address: Sigiriya , Sri Lanka
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Outdoors, Garden, Family And Kids, Nature
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About Boulder Gardens, Sigiriya

Located adjacent to the water gardens, stand boulder gardens. Covering nearly the entire western side of Sigiriya rock, these gardens were built by King Kasyapa, in the year 1600. The striking feature of these gardens is the design. Stones are placed in a certain irregular pattern to create an illusion of harmony.

Take a tour within the garden and you will see that most of the boulders have natural shelters beneath them. History says most of these shelters where constructed by Buddhist atheists. Taking a closer look to these shelters, you will find descriptions on the rocks. Another unique feature is the shelters created by the boulders. The shelter prevents the rainwater to flow into the caves. Later when king Kasyapa came into power, he beautified the garden to make it look like a paradise. 

Boulder Gardens Information

  • Wear comfortable shoes as you need to walk a lot.

Boulder Gardens Ticket Prices

  • Entry is free.

Boulder Gardens Opening and Closing Hours

  • You can visit the place in the evening as well.

How To reach Boulder Gardens by Public Transport

  • By bus or tuk tuk

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Things to Know Before Visiting Boulder Gardens

  • 95% of people who visit Sigiriya include Boulder Gardens in their plan

  • 33.27% of people start their Boulder Gardens visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Boulder Gardens

Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday

75.06% of people prefer walking in order to reach Boulder Gardens

People normally club together The Mirror Wall and Cobra Hood Cave while planning their visit to Boulder Gardens.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

Boulder Gardens, Sigiriya Reviews

  • Way overpriced. Nice view at the top though. Not possible to pay by card. Even though it's 30 usd to enter. And hundreds of people enter every day. Get here early in the morning! Otherwise it will be really busy.

  • Bel sito,curato e pulito.Se non siete amanti delle camminate,se avete problemi di vertigini...lasciate stare.Se decidete di visitarlo,passerete delle ore stupende!!!!

  • රජමාලිගාව කොයි විදිහට තිබෙන්නට ඇති දැයි හිතා ගන්න පුලුවන් මේ තන තියන ඉඩ ප්‍රමාණය දැක්කහම

  • Krasny vylet .narocny vystup

  • 非常棒

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