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Top 6 Reasons Why You MUST Visit Sigiriya!

You've all probably seen the awe-inspiring photographs of the famous Lion Rock in Sigiriya. But Sigiriya is so much more than that - here are 6 more reasons why you MUST visit Sigiriya.

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The Famous Lion Rock!

The Famous Lion Rock!

One of the eight World Heritage Sites in Sri Lanka, the Lion Rock at Sigiriya is well known for its frescoes. It has also been declared by UNESCO as the 8th Wonder of the World. A visit to this beautiful and amazing place is a must for every Sri Lanka or visitor to Sri Lanka.

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It is surrounded by most of Sri Lanka’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites

It is surrounded by most of Sri Lanka’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Surrounded by most of Sri Lanka’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites, a trip to Sigiriya will also offer easy access to the ancient kingdoms of Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa, and is a short distance away from the legendary Dambulla Cave Temple, which is considered as one of the best preserved temple complexes in Sri Lanka.

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Get to see some of Sri Lanka’s most exciting flora and fauna

Get to see some of Sri Lanka’s most exciting flora and fauna

The Cultural Triangle where Sigiriya is located in, is also home to lavish locations of flora and fauna including the Namal Uyana (Ironwood Forest), and the largest rose quartz mountain range in South Asia.

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It has amazing hiking spots, such as the popular Pidurangala Rock

It has amazing hiking spots, such as the popular Pidurangala Rock

A visit to Sigiriya will offer another striking climb of the nearby Pidurangala Rock and many other hiking and trekking opportunities for adventurous travelers.

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It’s paradise for birdwatchers and nature lovers

It’s paradise for birdwatchers and nature lovers

The surrounding area is a paradise for the birdwatching enthusiasts, giving opportunities to sight and study a variety of endemic and migratory birds that flock to the banks of nearby lakes.

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Dambulla is the perfect place to witness the beautiful and rich culture of Sri Lanka

Dambulla is the perfect place to witness the beautiful and rich culture of Sri Lanka

While visiting the serene Dambulla area, visitors will be able to witness the beautiful and rich Culture of Sri Lanka - getting a look back in to the History of the country and getting an opportunity to experience the simple life of the villagers. Since Sigiriya is such a hotspot for visitors, there are countless hotels in Dambulla to cater to your budget and preferred type of accommodation.