Sigiriya – A village on a rock

Think about it. For 1500 years ago, someone build houses on top of this rock. Sigiriya even had a pool! How did they climb to the top with all this stuff?


Today they have stairs in steel up on the left side of the rock. It’s easy and nice to walk up, and that’s nice, but think how cool it would be to climb up like in old days.


The fee to get into the garden below and to the rock was 50 rupees for locals and 4200 rupees for foreigners. That’s quite unfair and expensive, but I wanted to go anyway. It was worth it. The garden below the rock was beautiful and exciting, and full of ruins. It was also sweet monkeys everywhere and I could get very close them. On the top you had an amazing view and I was walking around and thinking about how it could be to live here. Sigiriya is a bit like Machu Picchu, but smaller.

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How to get there

I was staying at a hostel in Kandy an d took a day trip to Sigiriya. Go down to the bus station in Kandy and ask at the bus station the day before to get to know when the bus is leaving.

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