Sigiriya, view on the Lion Rock

Sigiriya is one of the reasons why visitors go to Sri Lanka. Located close to Dambulla, it is a perfect easy-to-reach spot. Don’t rush when visiting Sigiriya. Massive rocks, Garden Complex, Buddhist Temples require attention to set your mind properly. For this reason, plan your timing properly as it may get crowded from the very early morning. For example, Lion Rock is open at 7 AM which means sunrise lovers will stay in the queue to get the entrance ticket and climb.

The magic of this site is almost impossible to describe. Majority of travelers want to see the Sigiriya Lion Rock, that’s why ask your tuk-tuk driver to take you to the Pidurangala Rock. After 30-40 mins of hiking, you will reach it.

Believe us the view from there is worth climbing! The hike through dense forest is overwhelming, and the mesmerizing views at the top make it worth all the effort. You need to go through an ancient Buddhist temple before beginning the rise. A sunrise hike is recommended for the breathtaking views and tranquil setting of mind.

We would not recommend going there when it becomes dark esp if traveling with kids. The hike route is not complicated however requires attention and being careful. Therefore, sunrise or sunset hike should be planned in advance with proper timing.

Entry fee: LKR 500/adult

Buddha Statue in Sigiriya
Sigiriya
Romantic Sigiriya

Sigiriya, climbing the Lion Rock

There are people who want not only take a pic but also climb the Lion Rock. That’s why if you are one of them, ask your tuk-tuk driver to take you to the Rock itself. The main entrance is shaped like a huge stone lion, whose feet survive till date. The palace complex, which also served as a monastery for many years, is surrounded by beautifully landscaped gardens and unique water & stone gardens.

Open hours: 7AM-7PM

Entry fee: LKR 5000/adult

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