Thursday, 17 December 2015

Climbing Lion Rock, Sigiriya In Sri Lanka

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 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 will you pay to climb Sigiriya?

It's a crazy whopping 30 US Dollars which is a tad on the expensive side but you should try and do it as this is a once of a lifetime visit to a magical place. Many tourists rave about this place for years to come so a visit is definitely recommended. On the plus side other things in the country are cheap so don't worry too much.

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 does a visit to Sigiriya take?

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?

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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