Citadel Of Sigiriya - Lion Rock

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  • Address: Sigiriya, Sri Lanka
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Outdoors, Tourist Center, Family And Kids, Rock Climbing, Nature

One of the underrated and unique attractions of Sigiriya is the ‘Lion Rock’. Nearly 200 meters high, this big rock is magnificent because of its structure that looks like a lion. At present, only vague structure of the entire rock with the paws are left. The outline structure of the remaining walls does give you an impression as to how it might have been looked like in earlier days. The sight you get to see now is still a jaw-dropping view to look at.

The awe-inspiring view of the rock is the ruins of the fortress that once belonged to the king Kaysapa. You need to enter the palace via the stone staircase that starts from lion’s paw and goes up to the lion’s mouth and then to the throat. Once you reach the ruins, you get the perfect panoramic view of the entire land down there. 

  • Visit the place during daylight to get better view of the place.

  • Check the entrance fee of the fortress located at the top of the cliff from the locals.

  • On foot

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  • Citadel Of Sigiriya - Lion Rock Address: Sigiriya, Sri Lanka
  • Citadel Of Sigiriya - Lion Rock Timing: 24-hrs
  • Citadel Of Sigiriya - Lion Rock Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Citadel Of Sigiriya - Lion Rock(preferred time): 08:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Time required to visit Citadel Of Sigiriya - Lion Rock: 01:00 Hrs
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  • 95% of people who visit Sigiriya include Citadel Of Sigiriya - Lion Rock in their plan

  • 35.75% of people start their Citadel Of Sigiriya - Lion Rock visit around 10 AM - 11 AM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Citadel Of Sigiriya - Lion Rock

Tuesday, Thursday and Friday

50% of people prefer walking in order to reach Citadel Of Sigiriya - Lion Rock

People normally club together Frescoes and The Sigiriya Fortress while planning their visit to Citadel Of Sigiriya - Lion Rock.

People also prefer to start their day with Citadel Of Sigiriya - Lion Rock.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
  • Try to start when the ticket office opens so you get started before the buses arrive,we climbed first then looked around the grounds etc. after we came down.Lots of stone steps and after a while you arrive at the lions paw gate and the "ladder" section begins not very difficult,but hot and I did notice a few people struggling with heights.Absolutely spectacular and very interesting historically, will remember forever

  • This is one of the best places to visit in the world in your life time, as the world's best country for travelling stated by lonely magazine this is a place you should visit. It's also a world heritage. The castle and the structure is amazing still there are mysteries that modern science cannot explain 😏♥️

  • A Beautiful and amazing historical site. A must visit.

  • Stunning view from the top to see the greenery. Hiking up and walking up the stairs can be a little challenging for families. Watch out for unpredictable weather we were drenched in crazy downpour but had a lot of fun

  • Its a marvellous place! A must to watch!!

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