Sigiriya Museum, Sigiriya

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Learn about a UNESCO World Heritage site at Sigiriya Museum, an attraction dedicated to three decades of archaeological research on the ancient rock structure. View a detailed diorama of the site and consider the theory that Sigiriya was once a Buddhist monastery, although most believe a palace or fortress stood here. Admire artifact displays of tools, jewels, sculptures, and even a human skeleton, and do not miss the prehistoric section highlighting the area's inhabitants from thousands of years ago. When you've finished, climb the rock fortress for sweeping views of the area. Plan to see Sigiriya Museum and other attractions that appeal to you using our Sigiriya trip maker .
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  • Pretty basic museum but does a good job of detailing the history of Lion Rock. Well worth checking out while you're there.  more »
  • It is built with ODA of Japan. To rest and climbing Sigiriya was good sized Museum.
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  • The Sigiri museum provides useful information and models of the site. This is necessary as there is no signage at the site itself. The curators at the Sigiriya Museum have done a great enclosing prehi...  more »

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