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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

A big rock, Kimbissa, Sri Lanka travel blog

A big rock

A travel blog entry by charlotterowley

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... of heights. But at the top - some very old frescos painted onto the side of the rock. These images are famous across Sri Lanka - I recognised them from all the touristy adverts and framed pictures in the hotels! They were impressive - still very colourful ...

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. ...

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 ...

Trip to Sigiriya, Sigiriya, Sri Lanka travel blog

Trip to Sigiriya

A travel blog entry by krasy8

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... in my opinion. After spending some time on-line and with my guide book I decided to go to Sigiriya, a small town in central province of Sri Lanka where there is this apparently very famous Lion's Rock to see. I started from arranging accommodation for ...

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 Rock, Sigiriya, Sri Lanka travel blog

The Rock

A travel blog entry by sabarod

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If Dambulla was a bust, Sigiriya didn't disappoint.  Geologically, Sigiriya is the hardened magma plug of an extinct volcano that long ago eroded away.  It is thought to have been inhabited in prehistoric times.  Local myth is that a king ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

elephants, lions and mongeese, Sigiriya, Sri Lanka travel blog

elephants, lions and mongeese

A travel blog entry by leendunc

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... the caves and summit were occupied by Buddhist monks, so he relocated them to Pidurangala.  Approaching the busy entrance to Sigiriya, we carried on along the dusty road past thick jungle to arrive at the almost deserted Pedurangala Rock.  A ...

Sigiriya, Sigiriya, Sri Lanka travel blog

Sigiriya

A travel blog entry by rayandpaul

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From Pinnawala, our next destination was Sigiriya. We stayed in the lovely Sigiriya Hotel, with its lawn and pool looking out at the rock itself. 'Giriya' meaning jaws and throat, while 'Sinha' being of course lion, the 600ft rock finds its name. A ...

En mode escaliers, Sigiriya, Sri Lanka travel blog

En mode escaliers

A travel blog entry by emeric.bensaci

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Hier soir suis alle boire ma biere avec le proprio du Lachmi guest house, puis suis rentre lire. Lever a 7h30 ce matin et depart a 8h pour une petite marche autour du lac puis tuc tuc jusqu'au terminal de bus. Marchande et reussis a ne payer que 100 ...

Sri Lanka, Sigiriya, Sri Lanka travel blog

Sri Lanka

A travel blog entry by ben_anna_travel

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Sigiriya et sa forteresse palais, Sigiriya, Sri Lanka travel blog

Sigiriya et sa forteresse palais

A travel blog entry by mikadiena

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... servantes, le mystère demeure...) et des graffitis antiques sur les murs, messages laisses par les admirateurs de ces femmes de Sigiriya... On accédera ensuite à l’entrée des ruines de la forteresse, tout en haut du promontoire rocheux. La vue y ...

A pukka place, Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka travel blog

A pukka place

A travel blog entry by timscott23

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... , so we are delighted that today is not only not raining, but we are seeing our first blue sky since we arrived in Sri Lanka.   Before leaving Kandy we visited the workshop of a batik salesroom.  We were all fascinated to see the various stages ...

The Lion Rock, Sigiriya, Sri Lanka travel blog

The Lion Rock

A travel blog entry by hornuts

... to not piss off right before the final ascent, but an awesome site to behold nonetheless.  It's probably my favorite place in Sri Lanka so far.  I made it up and down pretty quickly, pounded a 1.5 litre bottle of water and woke Bandula from ...

2,222 Stairs to Climb, Sigiriya, Sri Lanka travel blog

2,222 Stairs to Climb

A travel blog entry by stephaniehawks

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... different types of woods they use here as well as the natural paint from the rainbow tree. Kandy taught us a lot about the resources that are used in Sri Lanka. It's so interesting to learn about the people and their culture; it never gets old to ...

Polonnaruwa, Sigiriya, Sri Lanka travel blog

Polonnaruwa

A travel blog entry by timscott23

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... near Sigiriya was an hour trip.  Not so.  It took 2 and a half hours to reach our  guest house, near Sigiriya.  The roads are quite badly damaged from the recent rain and there is still a lot of water across them.  Once night ...

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