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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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  • First thing in the morning like Sigiriya Museum. To go from the entrance to watching Lotus pond. Certificate to the Sigiriya rock was published at the Museum. Museum is prohibited. Was great to see is a beautiful replica of the sigiliaredi, so sigiliaredi actually I didn't understand.
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  • Don't miss the museum's animated recreation of the palace/fort on top of the mountain! The old photos of the British discovery of this site are also fascinating.  more »
  • Interesting museum situated in the complex of "Lion Rock" ... the entrance ticket is within the 30 euro that you spend to climb the rock. The Museum is interesting and offers the opportunity to see various archaeological (some original and some replicas) and if he wants to attend also to playing a movie in English on the history of rock. There is a pleasant terrace to see the monkeys jumping on trees, but don't give them excessive confidence ... that we met us was an alpha male, not particularly sociable;)
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