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5 Awesome Things to Do in Sigiriya

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Published July 9th 2018
By AndyWFUK - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0,

A medieval fortress in the sky, Sigiriya has made it to the top of everyone's travel plans when they're in sunny Sri Lanka. Here are 5 awesome things you can do in Sigiriya, whether you're travelling alone, with your partner, friends or family!

1. Sigiriya Rock Fortress
With 1,200 steps to reach the summit of the ancient citadel, Sigiriya Rock Fortress is a marvel. Protected as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, there are a number of stunning things to see on your way to the top, from giant stone lion paws to beautiful frescoes and water gardens.

2. Pidurangala Rock
If you're looking for a better, complete view of the Sigiriya Rock, climb up Pidurangala Rock. Located right opposite the citadel, you'll be blessed with a stunning, unhindered view of the fortress and its surroundings. Pidurangala Rock is great for those who love hiking!

3. Minneriya National Park
Embark on a scenic wildlife excursion to Minneriya National Park and look for Sri Lanka's gentle giants. Those travelling from July to September are in for a treat, as The Gathering takes places around the Minneriya reservoir. The Gathering is the largest congregation of wild Asian elephants.

4. Cycling around town
Cycling around this ancient town is a popular activity. Discover uncommon viewpoints of the rock surrounded by paddy fields and lush forests. Hotel Sigiriya has marked cycling trails for their guests to experience the local way of life at their own pace.

5. Spa daze
After all the exploring and sightseeing in the hot, humid weather of the island, the ideal way to relax and unwind is with a luxurious spa treatment. Be pampered like royalty as you surrender under the therapeutic hands of the masseurs at Jetwing Vil Uyana spa while you relish in the memories of the day!
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