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

Citadel Of Sigiriya - Lion Rock - Review

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. 

Citadel Of Sigiriya - Lion Rock Information

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

Citadel Of Sigiriya - Lion Rock Ticket Prices

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

How To reach Citadel Of Sigiriya - Lion Rock by Public Transport

  • 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

  • 43.52% of people start their Citadel Of Sigiriya - Lion Rock visit around 08 AM - 09 AM

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

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Citadel Of Sigiriya - Lion Rock, Sigiriya Reviews

  • A trip to Sri Lanka is not complete without a visit to the famous rock palace. Nestled in the middle of the jungle it must have been a spectacular palace in its time. The ruins that remain are fun to explore. Be prepared for a hot climb with no shade though. Recommend a hat and a good supply of water!

  • This is one of SL most popular tourist spots and your can see why. It is an awesome structure. Lots of steps but even our 9 year old found it pretty easy. I would recommend doing it in the morning or evening as it can get pretty warm. Amazing views from the top. Also plenty to explore when you get to the top. The gardens at the bottom are well worth an explore as well. There was lots of people when we were there and I got the feeling that is pretty standard.

  • A unique climbing experience right smack in the midst of a Dambulla. The views from Sigiriya Rock were just beautiful. We went further up the hill and enjoyed a hike or there were creeks and a mix of shady and sunny trails.

  • Marvelous creation of the nature and also it reflects the irrigation techniques used in the past. Too much crowd on poya days and other special holidays. Visit on a week day for better experience.

  • Must have been place in the world! Really a great view with a fantastic atmosphere. Be careful of monkeys, they can rob your stuff ;) I can also recommend not to climb the Sigiriya Rock by itself. Rather you go up the Hill which is in front of the Sigiriya Rock, so that you have a better view straight to Sigiriya. Take a look a my pictures, so you might understand why :)

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