8 days in Sigiriya Itinerary

8 days in Sigiriya Itinerary

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Sigiriya

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The historic rock of the same name dominates the landscape of World Heritage-listed Sigiriya, where the steep and striking lava plug contains the ruins of an ancient empire.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Archaeological Museum and Sigiriya Museum. Visit Isurumuniya Temple and Trincomalee War Cemetery for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sigiriya: Sri Pathrakali Amman Temple (in Trincomalee), Arankelle Ancient Monastery (in Melsiripura) and Anuradhapura (Gal Palama (Stone Bridge) over Malwathu Oya, Jethawanaramaya Dagoba, & more). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Lankathilaka Image House, admire the masterpieces at Painting Conservation & Research Center, Painting Museum, explore the ancient world of King’s Council Chamber, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Somawathiya Stupa.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Sigiriya trip builder site .

If you are flying in from Portugal, the closest major airports are Bandaranaike International Colombo Airport and Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sigiriya

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Polonnaruwa, Anuradhapura, Trincomalee, Spas, Arankelle Ancient Monastery
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Isurumuniya Temple ©
Isurumuniya Temple
Lankathilaka Image House ©
Lankathilaka Image House
King’s Council Chamber ©
King’s Council Chamber

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