Citadel Of Sigiriya - Lion Rock, Sigiriya

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  • Address: Sigiriya, Sri Lanka
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Outdoors, Tourist Center, Family And Kids, Rock Climbing, Nature
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About Citadel Of Sigiriya - Lion Rock, Sigiriya

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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  • 95% of people who visit Sigiriya include Citadel Of Sigiriya - Lion Rock in their plan

  • 33.49% 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

  • Incredible part of Sri Lanka, and well worth the visit. Expect a lot of people and waiting at various stages and also to be in the midst of thousands of school children. Ensure that you wear comfortable shoes and ones that have grip as the walk up are on stairs that are a bit worn and steel steps that have smoother with age. Also, ensure you have water as there’s no vendors inside the site. Skip the tours, heard three different guides say different things to people passing me. Enjoy the site and soak up the feeling of the place and a quick good search will tell you everything you need to know about the place in 10 mins. Lastly, explore off the beaten track a bit, there’s some lovely areas that are quieter and quite picturesque.

  • Excellent view from top. They said it as "Rock Summit". It took 2 hours if you have good body structure or strength. Kindly Go slow if you are accompanied with old or kids. After rock summit, don't miss rock view point. You will find nice view of rock from that point. Please DON'T MESS UP with monkeys.

  • One of the best historical place that one must visit in their life. Its really mind blowing. This is an evidence that is showing that there were highly intelligent people before us. The way they take water to the top of Mountain without any mechanical aid like a motor , is mind blowing. Dont take my word for it, just come and see for yourself.

  • if you have the chance, you should go and visit this place. a wonder in its own right. climb the 3000ish steps to the peak and enjoy the breathtaking 360 degree view of the area where it sits.

  • We recommend you hire a GOOD guide ahead of time. Ours was excellent and came with Isanka Lion lodge and tour. We are late 60's and we had enough pauses so we could enjoy it as our guide explained the various locations. It is enjoyed more if you research the area before arriving, if you can.

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