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Sigiriya

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Ruins · Landmarks · Specialty Museums
The historic rock of the same name dominates the landscape of World Heritage-listed Sigiriya, where the steep and striking lava plug contains the ruins of an ancient empire. Built by King Kasyapa in the 5th century CE, the citadel that surrounds the main rock and its palace contains all the attractions in Sigiriya, ranging from cave frescoes and royal gardens to the ruins themselves. With an informative onsite museum, Sigiriya introduces visitors to ancient Sri Lankan art, town planning, and history. Start your trip to Sri Lanka by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.
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Pidurangala Rock ©
Landmark
Pidurangala Rock
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
Sigiriya Fortress ©
World heritage site
Sigiriya Fortress
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Duration: 3h 30 min
Sigiriya Museum ©
Specialty Museum
Sigiriya Museum
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Off-Road Tours
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Duration: 2h 30 min

Side trips from Sigiriya

Minneriya National Park ©
National Park
Minneriya National Park North Central Province
4.2
Duration: 8 hours
Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
World heritage site
Golden Temple of Dambulla Dambulla
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Duration: 2 hours
Polonnaruwa ©
World heritage site
Polonnaruwa Polonnaruwa
4.4
Duration: 3 hours
Mihintale ©
Religious Site
Mihintale Anuradhapura
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Duration: 3 hours

Hidden gems in Sigiriya

The Lion's Paws - Sigiriya ©
Historic Walking Area
The Lion's Paws - Sigiriya
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Duration: 2h 30 min
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Safari
Safaris
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Duration: 5 hours
kaludiya Pokuna ©
Historic Site
kaludiya Pokuna
4.3
Duration: 2h 30 min
Sarath Safari Sigiriya ©
Nature / Wildlife Tour
Sarath Safari Sigiriya
4.1
Duration: 4 hours

Shopping in Sigiriya

Vish Wood Carvings
Gift & Specialty Shop
Vish Wood Carvings
3.6
Duration: 4 hours
sigiri art gallery ©
Antique Store
sigiri art gallery
2.8
Duration: 30 minutes
Lanka Silks ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Lanka Silks
2.4
Duration: 30 minutes
Sigiriya Craft Village
Gift & Specialty Shop
Sigiriya Craft Village
2.1
Duration: 1h 30 min

Museums in Sigiriya

Pethikada ©
Art Gallery
Pethikada
4.4
Duration: 30 minutes

Spas in Sigiriya

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Spas
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Duration: 1h 30 min
Sanjaya Tours Sri Lanka ©
Private Tour
Sanjaya Tours Sri Lanka
5.0
Duration: 4 hours
Kaudulla National Park ©
National Park
Kaudulla National Park Habarana
4.0
Duration: 8 hours
Gal Vihara ©
Monument
Gal Vihara Polonnaruwa
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min
Dambulla Cave Temple ©
Religious Site
Dambulla Cave Temple Habarana
4.5
Duration: 2h 30 min

Where to stay in Sigiriya

Offering an introduction to the history and culture of the state, Panjim sits above a wide river and boasts a laid-back, cosmopolitan atmosphere. Wearing its colonial heritage proudly in its contemporary multiculturalism, Panjim represents one of the most accessible and international cities in the country. Historical attractions in Panjim include a number of colonial Portuguese churches and other storied buildings, lining the leafy thoroughfares and dotting the knotted streets of the main European-influenced districts. The whitewashed architecture of the walkable city center gives way to golden beaches to the south along the coast--popular day trip ideas with locals and tourists alike.
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