Citadel Of Sigiriya - Lion Rock

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  • Address: Sigiriya, Sri Lanka
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  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Outdoors, 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. 

Citadel Of Sigiriya - Lion Rock Travel Tips

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

Entrance Ticket Details For Citadel Of Sigiriya - Lion Rock

  • 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

  • On foot

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  • Citadel Of Sigiriya - Lion Rock Address: Sigiriya, Sri Lanka
  • Citadel Of Sigiriya - Lion Rock Timing: 24-hrs
  • 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

Citadel Of Sigiriya - Lion Rock Reviews & Ratings

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  • There are no other place like it. Everyone should see this wonder.

  • Excellent place to visit. ( Only morning and evening)

  • It's a very interesting sight but on our 5 day trip to Sri Lanka we definitely thought we could of passed on it. It's expensive for what it is and very hot there. So unless your really into it , seeing pictures is more than enough.

  • World heritage site. Really nice place.

  • You must go there and see how it's Wonder of the wold

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