Made a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1982 Sigiriya Rock, also called Lion Rock, rises a sheer 180 metres out of Sri Lanka’s central plains, towering over the surrounding landscape. Perched on top of the rock is the remains of the palace of Kassappa, a king who reigned over a short lived kingdom between 477 to 495AD. Your ascent to the palace begins at the mammoth lion paws, passing between these climb the staircases and pass through a series of galleries which are home to magnificent old frescoes. Around the base of the rock you’ll find what remains of Kassappa’s pleasure gardens, a beautifully landscaped area of water gardens and shrines.

Sigiriya at a Glance

We all enjoy a good fact or two - here are a few useful ones about Sigiriya:

AEST -4.5
time difference
11.5 Hours
flight time
20.3 MILLION
population
Lion
Rock
famous landmark
Vadai
local food
Winter
best time to visit

Popular Holidays to Sigiriya

Sigiriya offers a wealth of wonderful sights and experiences. What better way to explore them than on a Wendy Wu tour?

Highlights of Sri Lanka Tour

14 days from $4,880pp
  • Lion Rock Fortress
  • Udawale Elephant Orphanage
  • Ancient Polonnaruwa
Pearl of the Indian Ocean Tour

15 days from $5,080pp
  • See Ritigala Jungle Monastery
  • Sip freshly plucked tea
  • Gaze over St Clair's Falls
  • Watch the stilt fishermen
Panoramic Island Tour

7 days - please call for prices
  • Climb Lion Rock
  • Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic

Things To See In Sigiriya

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Experience

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  • Over 24 years of experience
  • Friendly, knowledgeable regional specialists
  • Experienced English speaking tour guides

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  • Seamless, end to end holidays
  • Global award-winning service
  • Carefully planned itineraries
  • Fully ATAS and IATA accredited

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