Top Historical Places in Sigiriya

Are you looking to explore the history of Sigiriya through the ages? There are a number of historical destinations in Sigiriya including the time-honored buildings, monuments, palaces, and parks where you can learn about the glorious past of Sigiriya. The presence of these historical sites and museums will take you on a walk through Sigiriya ‘s rich history.
If you are willing to have an in-depth historical information about Sigiriya, we recommend that you take a wonderful guided tour to cover the major historical attractions. Also, check the opening and closing time for each so that you can organize your time. Make sure that you go through the complete list of historical places in Sigiriya for a great trip!

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

  1. The Sigiriya Fortress

    Art And Culture, Outdoors, Architecture , Fort

    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 the ancient gate. One of the best things to do in...Read more
  2. Golden Temple Of Dambulla

    Art And Culture, Religious Site, Temple, Cave

    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 caves and a golden temple containing a 30m golden s...Read more
  3. Pidurangala Rock Temple

    Art And Culture, Religious Site, Temple, Outdoors

    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 more than makes up for it. It is said that King Ka...Read more
  4. Pethikada

    Art And Culture, Art Museum, Art Gallery, Statue

    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 are being used to create irresistible abstract...Read more