Fairly big is indeed the Sigiriya Rock on which a Royal palace had been built some long time ago.
Those who might feel annoyed about that extreme pricing will certainly enjoy visiting a monk school and some small temple inside the park right next to the Rock.
The heat, smell and music are very intense but only very few visitors find their way to that truly special and relaxing venue.
See the Mahavelli River Man
The Kandy Perehara is taking place in every August.
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Kandy Sigiriya Rock
Obviously the Sri Lankan people are very proud of their Sigiriya Rock, but for example the impact of an Angkor Wat complex in Cambodia is still at another level and only the entrance fees are about the same.