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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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  • It was not something done out of this museum was almost doubt this was a museum but some old photo, however, told little about the rock before we went out on the affordable habits Squalid toilets on site ride up.
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  • It has no great thing, four photos and reproductions of paintings of Sigiriya and little else, but to be included in the entrance to Sigiriya, as it costs nothing to stop by there, but if you're just in time and skip what you don't you miss much
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  • Unless you like a few carved rocks, and some weird dude chasing you around, making sure that you don't take photos, this is by far; not the main attraction if you go to Sigiriya.  more »

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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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