Top Historical Monuments and Landmarks in Sigiriya

Sigiriya is full of historically important monuments and is perhaps the best place to witness history unfold. The wonderful monuments and the rich history attached with the destination make Sigiriya one of Top Historical Destinations in the world. Sigiriya is a very historically important place and thus sees a lot of tourists every year. Whenever you are planning to visit a historical monument in Sigiriya or a place of historical significance, it is always good to know a little information about the place, its opening and closing times, the ideal duration of visit and the need of tour guide to visit the historical monuments of Sigiriya. Explore the historical monuments of Sigiriya with a guided tour or opt for in-depth information of its historical account, this Sigiriya guide is your go-to option for free. Move to things to do in Sigiriya page for the complete list of attractions and activities.

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Let's witness the history of Sigiriya with these top historical monuments and landmarks:

  1. The Sigiriya Fortress

    #1 of 4 Historical Places in Sigiriya
    The Sigiriya Fortress

    Tags: Art And Culture, Outdoors, Tourist Center, Architecture

    Address: Sigiriya, Matale District, Central Province, Sri Lanka

    Timings: 07:00 am - 05:30 pm Details

    The fortress was designed by the King Kasyapa to serve as his capital. Accordingly, prior to its abandonment, Sigiriya was surrounded by magnificent moats, gardens, palaces and had four gates. A gigan...Read more

  2. Golden Temple Of Dambulla

    #2 of 4 Historical Places in Sigiriya
    Golden Temple Of Dambulla

    Tags: Art And Culture, Religious Site, Temple, Cave

    Address: Dambulla Golden Temple, Dambulla, Central Province, Sri Lanka

    Timings: 07:30 am - 07:00 pm Details

    Comprising of over 80 caves containing paintings and sculptures, this is another World Heritage Site within the cultural triangle of Sri Lanka, about twelve miles from the Sigiriya Fortress. In spite ...Read more

  3. Pidurangala Rock Temple

    #3 of 4 Historical Places in Sigiriya
    Pidurangala Rock Temple

    Tags: Art And Culture, Religious Site, Temple, Outdoors

    Address: Pidurangala, Matale District, Central Province, Sri Lanka

    Timings: 08:30 am - 05:30 pm Details

    Offering a gorgeous view of the dense Sri Lankan forest, the Pidurangala Rock is nearly as tall as the nearby Sigiriya. From the top you can view the entire Sigiriya complex while at the base is a Bud...Read more

  4. Pethikada

    #4 of 4 Historical Places in Sigiriya

    Tags: Art And Culture, Art Museum, Art Gallery, Statue

    Address: Pethikada, Sigiriya Village, Central Province, Sri Lanka

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    This award winning art gallery is filled with traditional and modern paintings, traditional handicrafts like wooded sculptures, statues and lacquer works. It is a must-see place for anyone interested ...Read more

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