Travel Blogs from Sigiriya, Sri Lanka

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Sigiriya, Sigiriya, Sri Lanka travel blog

Sigiriya

A travel blog entry by lizandsteve

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Sigiriya is one of Sri Lanka's ancient cities, and consists of a humungous rock fortress towering above a small village and lots of green jungle. We stayed with a lovely Sri Lankan family who fed us lots of rice and curry, and we got up early to climb the ...

The Rock, Sigiriya, Sri Lanka travel blog

The Rock

A travel blog entry by roseyben

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... and no I don't mean the Hollywood movie star - though that would be more pleasant for me, maybe not Ben! Oh my god it's huge!!!!! Sigiriya Rock, god knows what you were just thinking? It's nearing 5pm and we have 1 hour to get to the top, as the top ...

Simply Sigiria, Sigiriya, Sri Lanka travel blog

Simply Sigiria

A travel blog entry by thymeoff

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True to their country’s reputation, Ania and Begosia came to Sri Lanka armed with a large bottle of Vodka. A swig every now and then will keep Montezuma’s Revenge at bay, is what they kept telling me. It seemed to work, although we were all a ...

The Cultural Triangle of Sri Lanka, Sigiriya, Sri Lanka travel blog

The Cultural Triangle of Sri Lanka

A travel blog entry by ramdux

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Sri Lanka has a cultural triangle as named by ...

Lion Rock (a Dennis post!), Sigiriya, Sri Lanka travel blog

Lion Rock (a Dennis post!)

A travel blog entry by bakkepackers

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... up narrow stairways with a couple hundred random strangers.   First, though, we had to deal with transport, always an adventure in Sri Lanka. After taking buses the last few days, we decided to splurge and get a driver to take us to Sigiriya. ...

Oh Mountain!, Sigiriya, Sri Lanka travel blog

Oh Mountain!

A travel blog entry by aborder

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Sigiriya, Sri Lanka - I saw a picture of the mountain at Sigiriya and had to go visit. I was not keen on paying the $30 entrance fee, but I was hoping to find somewhere to stay with a great view of the mountain! The ride from Anuradhapura was short, ...

When Hornets Attack!, Sigiriya, Sri Lanka travel blog

When Hornets Attack!

A travel blog entry by hildreth75

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     Sri Lanka has this area called the cultural triangle.  Within this area there are 3 main sites that most people visit.  The only problem is that these sites are not that interesting for the 55 U.S. dollars they ...

Bus Express na sever ..., Sigiriya, Sri Lanka travel blog

Bus Express na sever ...

A travel blog entry by pg-travel

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... ze nove dogodivscine. Pot naju z lokalnim avtobusom za smesno vsoto rupijev (457SLR = 2.90€) pelje proti severu, vasici Sigiriya, ki je najina naslednja postojanka. Avtobus nabit z domacini, na njem smo konzervirani kot sardele zgolj stirje turisti, ...

Sigiriya, Sigiriya, Sri Lanka travel blog

Sigiriya

A travel blog entry by kyley

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... a domesticated elephant bathing in the river.  Apparently she's used for elephant rides and when not carrying tourists slowly around Sigiriya she's cooling off in the river.  While I was watching her lay in the river Yewande, Indica and Bart ...

An auspicious day, Sigiriya, Sri Lanka travel blog

An auspicious day

A travel blog entry by lindasmejkal

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... you know about my comprised digestive system and I am happy to report that this meal and the curry and native drink Arrack (no Sri Lankan women drink alcohol, oops) caused no digestive problems.   This day was exciting. I was nervous about cultural ...

Sigiriya: A Step Too Far, Sigiriya, Sri Lanka travel blog

Sigiriya: A Step Too Far

A travel blog entry by girlabouttown

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After the heights of Dambulla, Sigiriya (Lion Rock) was another huge feat. This time, too great for me. A sheer rock face with rickety, crowded steps plagued by hornets, it was not to be taken lightly. The climb was best attempted very early or very late ...

Pinawella - Dambulla, Sigiriya, Sri Lanka travel blog

Pinawella - Dambulla

A travel blog entry by marie-claude.g

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Les choses sérieuses commencent, départ à 8 h 30 pour Sigiriya, avec un programme chargé en cours de route. En sortant de Negombo, nous traversons des petits villages qui ont chacun leur spécialité : exploitation de la noix de coco, du riz ou de ...

Wild elephants and Lion Rock, Sigiriya, Sri Lanka travel blog

Wild elephants and Lion Rock

A travel blog entry by deborahdowning

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... house to see how they prepare rice, and what you can do with a coconut – almost anything is the answer. Climbing Sigiriya Rock (Lion Rock) early the next morning was definitely a highlight of the trip – lots and lots of narrow, steep steps ...

Temples and Ayurvedic Spice Gardens, Sigiriya, Sri Lanka travel blog

Temples and Ayurvedic Spice Gardens

A travel blog entry by michellendave

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... Sri Lankan dishes of the milder variety. It gave us enough choices and included coffee, tea and desert.   Lyion Rest - Sigiriya   Dambulla is only 15 or so km from our destination, Sigiriya. Sunil advised against making an advance hotel ...

Soaring Sigiriya, Kimbissa, Sri Lanka travel blog

Soaring Sigiriya

A travel blog entry by trebsontour

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... an early start as bus loads were pouring in and by now it was sweltering. We spent some time looking around the Sigiriya museum which gave really interesting detail and had excellent displays including an interactive one where Rosa was dressed up to be a ...

the first of many early starts, Sigiriya, Sri Lanka travel blog

the first of many early starts

A travel blog entry by williment

... it's 200m.  Since we wanted to make the ascent in the morning we spent the afternoon wandering around a local lake.  Sigiriya would keep on butting into the background though - over the rice paddies, drawing our attention away from the water. ...

The Lion Fortress on Christmas Day, Sigiriya, Sri Lanka travel blog

The Lion Fortress on Christmas Day

A travel blog entry by atimetowander

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... and then have to write a bunch in a row.  I'm blog-slap-happy.  But seriously, it's my favorite attraction in Sri Lanka. Sigiriya was first a monastery.  Then  in the 5th century CE there was a king who gave his throne over to one son, ...

ANURADAPURA, Sigiriya, Sri Lanka travel blog

ANURADAPURA

A travel blog entry by marie-claude.g

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Petit déjeuner en forêt, cette Guest House est vraiment très agréable. Départ à 8 h 30 pour Anuradapura, la première capitale du pays, inscrite au patrimoine mondial de l'Unesco. Pour y arriver, nous passons par une route qui est en ...

Sigiriya day trip, Kimbissa, Sri Lanka travel blog

Sigiriya day trip

A travel blog entry by lhughes

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9 hours on buses, sun, sweat, plenty of walking and climbed a massive rock. What's else to ...

A week in the Cultural Triangle of Sri Lanka, Sigiriya, Sri Lanka travel blog

A week in the Cultural Triangle of Sri Lanka

A travel blog entry by lindasmejkal

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... , and even wild peacocks in the rice paddies. Piya goes out of his way to show us what he knows we want to see. Sri Lanka is a treasure full of Piyas.The people here are friendly and smiling and the children adorable. The literacy rate is 97% in Sri Lanka ...

The 8th wonder of the world., Sigiriya, Sri Lanka travel blog

The 8th wonder of the world.

A travel blog entry by vague-abonding

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... fell the following day and I can confirm that there is no better way to assuage a premature mid-life crisis than cruising through a Sri Lankan landscape on the back of a bike with people who know that life is for a livin!   That, and climbing ...

Sigiriya and the Pinnewala Elephant Orphanage, Sigiriya, Sri Lanka travel blog

Sigiriya and the Pinnewala Elephant Orphanage

A travel blog entry by jowhiting

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... seem to get on long haul flights. The airport is actually 35k north of Colombo and is the only international airport in Sri Lanka until Mattala Airport is completed and is named after a former prime minister. We retrieved our baggage and were met by our ...

Climbing the Rock Fortress and Polonnaruwa, Sigiriya, Sri Lanka travel blog

Climbing the Rock Fortress and Polonnaruwa

A travel blog entry by jowhiting

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... is a seven-storied stupa although only six levels remain and looks more of Thai origin than something you would find in Sri Lanka. Lankathilaka Image House has a huge 41 foot Buddha completely made out of clay bricks; unfortunately everything above the ...

Sigiriya, Sigiriya, Sri Lanka travel blog

Sigiriya

A travel blog entry by ggoat

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... women armed with hand picks also made their way up the rock at around 8 o'clock. Archaeological sites are expensive to visit in Sri Lanka, but it is clear that there is a lot of money going into restoration and protection. The Lion Gate that once guarded ...

Cave Temples and Lion Rock, Dambulla/Sigiriya, Sri Lanka travel blog

Cave Temples and Lion Rock

A travel blog entry by trent

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... Harabana early to hit the Rock Fortress of Sigiriya.  It was a very overcast day, so photos were rough going.  Sigiriya is basically a humongous rock, upon which a fortress was built long ago, 5th century AD, by the King as protection from ...

Impregnable fortress and fratricide, Sigiriya, Sri Lanka travel blog

Impregnable fortress and fratricide

A travel blog entry by radsolv

... for kingly power a man killed his brother then built this strong hold on the flat top with water catchments, etc. The climb up was a bit dicey. Magnificent cave painting of Aspiri ?? along the way. Some good photos. don't miss it if you visit Sri ...

Citadel in the Sky, Sigiriya, Sri Lanka travel blog

Citadel in the Sky

A travel blog entry by jamieparkins

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... nineteenth-century metal spiral staircases lead to and from a sheltered cave in the sheer rock face that holds Sri Lanka's most famous sequence of frescoes, popularly referred to as the Sigiriya Damsels.  These busty beauties were painted in ...

Sigiriya, Sigiriya, Sri Lanka travel blog

Sigiriya

A travel blog entry by verdensreise

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... over en liten, vakker innsjø, deretter besøkte en familie som bodde i jungelen, og tilslutt gikk til toppen av Sigiriya rock. Besøket hos familien i jungelen var utrolig koselig. Der fikk vi lære hvordan man lager ulike Sri Lankiske ...

On our way to Sirigiya, Sigiriya, Sri Lanka travel blog

On our way to Sirigiya

A travel blog entry by crosintheworld

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... at the van. Heavy traffic, constructions on the road, crazy bus drivers trying to overpass all the queue at once, stop at our guide's mum home, and a heavy storm before reaching Sigiriya hotel, with small houses as rooms, in the middle of rice fields. ...

Stupendous Sigiriya, Sigiriya, Sri Lanka travel blog

Stupendous Sigiriya

A travel blog entry by thestewarts

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... Asia, and certainly no Angkor Wat.   Our final day was put aside to fulfil one of our main reasons for coming to Sri Lanka - to climb the iconic rock fortress of Lion Rock (or Sigiriya). Theories abound as to when it was built and for what purpose, ...

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