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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 your Sigiriya Museum visit and explore what else you can see and do in Sigiriya using our Sigiriya trip itinerary builder.
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  • This is a bit out of the way from the rock, and not well publicised, but provides lots of information on local culture and the rock itself. There is also a faithful reproduction of the cave paintings ...  more »
  • It is worth the visit but don't expect anything spectacular. A good way to learn more about this important historical site.  more »
  • Lots to see. The building is modern and well layed out. We didn't climb the rock because of all the crowds (a holiday weekend), so this made a very acceptable substitute.  more »