Sigiriya, also known as ‘Lion Rock’, is particularly notable for the fortress built into its walls and plateau. Colourful frescoes adorn the walls while two giant lion paws guard the main gateway.
The Sigiriya Rock Fortress entrance fee is LKR 4,500 per person (equivalent to $30 USD). Some argue that the $60 price tag for two people is overpriced – and they may have a point – but consider what you’ve already spent flying all the way to Sri Lanka. It’s worth spending a bit extra to see the country’s biggest sight!
The budget-conscious may choose to climb Pidurangala (entrance fee LKR 500 / $3.5 USD) in lieu of Sigiriya. This is a perfectly acceptable way to see Sri Lanka’s most popular sight, but my recommendation is to do both!