Ancient City of Sigiriya, Sigiriya

4.5
Ruin Landmark Must See
Visit the historic complex of Ancient City of Sigiriya, an ancient city centered around a massive stone plateau. King Kasyapa selected the spot to be the nation’s capital in the 5th century, and built his palace on top of the enormous, 200 m (660 ft) tall rock. You’ll need to climb more than a thousand steps to reach the summit and admire the ruins of Sri Lanka’s oldest palace. Peer over the edge to observe the gardens below, a marvel of urban planning, featuring still-functional fountains. Along the way, you can see the remains of the gate--once shaped like a lion’s head--as well as numerous ancient frescoes. Put Ancient City of Sigiriya and other Sigiriya attractions into our Sigiriya itinerary app , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • This place is incredible. A good reminder of ancient engineering...even if we don't understand it. The walk up the rock is challenging but doable - take your time, you'll make it. There is a first aid...  more »
  • A great cliff with historical format. It's pretty hard to climb, but it's worth it. Apes can be a little bit ongoing, but if they are left in peace, it goes. The Rock is certainly not for the time being. Remember Water for the trip, it is very important. It is a little expensive to enter, however, our children came in 10 and 11 free of charge.
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