Visit the historic complex 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 Sigiriya and other Sigiriya attractions into our Sigiriya itinerary app , and watch your holiday take shape.
Tours to Sigiriya
Sigiriya Rock Fortress and Cave Temples Private Day Trip BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $81
Duration: 14 hours
Full-Day Tour of Sigiriya Rock Fortress and Dambulla Cave Temples BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $85
Duration: 10 to 12 hours
Full-Day Private Sigiriya and Dambulla from Kandy BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $60
Duration: 5 to 8 hours
Parece imposible llegar a la cima, pero se puede. Todo está en muy buenas condiciones para subir sin ningún problema. El calor es agobiante, por lo que es conveniente llevar ropa y calzado cómodo, agu... more »It seems impossible to get to the top, but you can. Everything is in very good condition to climb without any problem. The heat is overwhelming, so it is convenient to wear comfortable clothes and shoes, water, hat and sunscreen.
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