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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

After reading reviews, We decided to climb this rock instead of the nearby Sigriya Rock. Our main considerations were the volume of fellow climbers, the heat and the cost.
We Had four children aged between 7 and 12 years and they all managed it easily and scrambled up the last part ahead of the adults!
The views were spectacular and it was very serene due to the small number of fellow walkers.
Whilst the day was hot, we didn’t find the climb too hot as most of it was in shade of the bush. There was some amazing old ruins built into the rock so we felt we were experiencing a Historical site as well as a very scenic one.
We were very happy with our decision and we all enjoyed the experience.

1  Thank Heather R
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

I was there in February 2018, with family and kids. We went there from dambulla before sunset time. Met many monkeys at the parking place, was happy to feed them with bananas I took with. Climbing was nice, not always simple, but it's ok for kids and for old aged tourists. View from the top is stunning, many people sit there waiting for sunset. But be aware that become dark immediately after sunset, and could be dangerous to go back, so better to go back about 10 minutes before sunset and take flashlight with.

Thank Irina G
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

I was so happy with the Lanka Tour Drivers services. I booked a day tour to Sigiriya & Dabulla with safari to Minneriya. It was amazing experience. I have no hesitation in recommending Lanka Tours to anyone looking for a best tour company in Sri Lanka.

3  Thank Jems J
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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

We climbed up the rock with three children 9, 16, 17.

The climb is pretty easy but the last section which requires a little more effort.

The view from the top was amazing! We spent there almost 1 hrs to enjoy the view and the wind.

I would recommend it to anyone who doesn’t want to spend time is Sigiriya queues and climbing the stairs with hundreds of other people.

Thank Ben A
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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Really beautiful walk up through the temple, takes 30 to 60 minutes to climb depending on how much you stop to take in the scenery.

Steep stairs give way to boulders that you need to scale right at the top, but all easily doable. The views at the top are really great, with a nice outlook over Sirigiya.

You walk through some sacred sights so cover up knees and shoulders - they have some sari’s at the bottom if you need to borrow one.

Track is well maintained and there are bathrooms at the bottom. Lots of signs asking people not to fly drones at the top, just as many idiots ignoring them unfortunately.

1  Thank tommymacaus
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