Monday, March 30, 2015

Visiting Lion Rock In Sri Lanka

By Jonny Blair

Sigiriya is worth seeing and to be honest on my travels I haven't actually seen anything else like it. It's like a lost city on a rock in the middle of nowhere! Sri Lanka is becoming very popular with holiday makers, backpackers and tourists these days and places like Sigiriya are simply marvellous and help display the beauty of Sri Lanka to the world.

How do you get to Sigiriya?

There are many ways to get out there to Sigiriya, one of the most common is actually to stay in the nearby town of Dambula. This is a truly cool spot which has its own bars, cafes, restaurants and some cosy hotels. Plus you can tour the temples when you are there and feel you are immersing yourself in the local lifestyle of this epic Sri Lankan town.

How much does it cost to climb Sigiriya?

The truth hurts and Sigiriya is not cheap. It is a very expensive place to visit, coming in at thirty United States Dollars for a one person ticket. While this might sound like a crazy amount, bear in mind that you are visiting a truly marvellous world heritage site.

What exactly is Sigiriya?

Lion Rock at Sigiriya is a massive rock in the middle of a field. From 1992 onwards it became a UNESCO World Heritage Site and visitors, backpackers, tourists and even locals love the hike up to the top for the views and the ancient lost city there.

How long does a visit to Sigiriya take?

All in all the shortest time you should allow is 2 hours, but that's rushing it - do is properly and leisurely like us - 4 to 5 hours and you'll have your fix of it. It's a great day trip.

What is there to do at Sigiriya Lion Rock?

There is a marvellous yet over priced gift shop. You can eat food here at the stalls and tour the magnificent museums, rocks and temples.

So that gives an impressive overview of this place. If you decide to visit this gem I hope this helps you on your way.

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