Sigiriya World Heritage Site, Sigiriya

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Visit the historic complex of Sigiriya World Heritage Site, an ancient city centered around a massive stone plateau. King Kasyapa selected the spot to be the nation’s capital in the 5th century, and built his palace on top of the enormous, 200 m (660 ft) tall rock. You’ll need to climb more than a thousand steps to reach the summit and admire the ruins of Sri Lanka’s oldest palace. Peer over the edge to observe the gardens below, a marvel of urban planning, featuring still-functional fountains. Along the way, you can see the remains of the gate--once shaped like a lion’s head--as well as numerous ancient frescoes. Put Sigiriya World Heritage Site and other Sigiriya attractions into our Sigiriya itinerary app , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • lotsd of steps to get to the top of the rock so a physically fit person should attempt the climb. If not climbing then one can take a auto/tuk tuk around the place.  more »
  • Sigiriya the tourists visiting Sri Lanka would be in goal. I also wanted to climb up to the Sigiriya rock and joined the Sri Lanka tour. The staircase is steep climb as more word of mouth was very anxious in the phrase. In fact, looked up from the foot of Sigiriya rock is a sheer rock. Narrow stairs. But, and climb the stairs in one way, one step further in low-slung, with people in front had finished climbing naturally to. Me by the hand, had helpers on the tour prepared us to have considerable help. Could not be eventually suffered took just windy, so hats. Didn't help bee prevention, and purposely brought the white hat is. The day ago for bees, became so climbing ban. Stop dark clothes, and local guides, with Kappa's in said. Climb to the top and enjoy the 360 degree view, thought to the feelings of the King or prominence, impressed! I thought it was good to come here.
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  • My Son and friends climbed the rock and got some amazing pic from the top, they all enjoyed a hearty climb while I relaxed ground level be sure to take your time as there is plenty to see and yes ther...  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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