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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Top Historical Sigiriya landmarks
Traverse through the finest landmarks and famous historical buildings of Sigiriya.
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Sigiriya, Matale District, Central Province, Sri Lanka
07:00 am - 05:30 pm
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 gigantic replica of lion served as the entrance. Although only the claws and paw survive to this day, their size serves as a reminder of the grandeur of th...
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Dambulla Golden Temple, Dambulla, Central Province, Sri Lanka
07:30 am - 07:00 pm
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 of the place being a popular tourist destination, it carries a feeling of serenity and calm, as if stepping in another world. There are five main cave...
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Pidurangala, Matale District, Central Province, Sri Lanka
08:30 am - 05:30 pm
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 Buddhist monastery and temple. The climb is steep and unmarked, and often ignored by tourists, but the view and the feeling of being closer to nature mor...
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Pethikada, Sigiriya Village, Central Province, Sri Lanka
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 in looking at Sri Lankan art in its purest form. You can also witness a blend of modern and traditional as the age old patterns, colors and techniques...