by Jonny Blair
In Sri Lanka, lion rock is totally recommended. This is an awesome place you should hit up for sure! This place is also known as Sigiriya and Lion Rock. It is bang in the middle of Sri Lanka and makes for a simply marvellous experience and backpacking journey.
How to get to Sigiriya
OK you have two main options – 1. Stay in Sigiriya Village (a small place right by the rock) or 2. Stay in Dambulla Village. We stayed in Dambulla, we didn’t really have a reason why – just that we wanted to make sure we did the Cave Temples there as well as Sigiriya. To get to Sigiriya from Dambulla, we took a tuk tuk.
What price is climbing 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 is the Lion Rock at 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 Should You Spend At Sigiriya Lion Rock?
OK so you need to get to the entrance, then walk all the way to the top, savour the views, walk around then come back down. You can also visit the museum and gift shop. The views from the top are amazing.
What activities are available for tourists at Sigiriya?
OK well basically you climb to the top of the rock and then head back down. Honestly that’s the gist of it. On the way up you can admire the walls, some minor stone structures, some monkeys and the views back down.
Overall the Lion Rock at Sigiriya in Sri Lanka is a magnificent place to backpack to and most people love it. Bring your camera and savour the views.
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