Yapahuwa Rock Fortress, Yapahuwa

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  • Pn the left of the stairs is a walking path that takes you. Sorry but cannot get excited about this place..  more »
  • Amazing rock fortress. Build in 13th century. We had 2 hour journey from kandy. There are 3 sets of stairways. The 2nd one is really hard to climb. Both side of the 3rd steps has great sculptures and ...  more »
  • An amazing place. Have visited here several times never got tired of here. Well preserved..
  • Highly recommend a visit to this place, was a pleasant surprise for us. Interesting to wander around the ruins at the base, including very very steep stairs to what was the old palace area. It is small, intimate and intriguing and there appears to be more still to uncover in the jungle. The stairs and slight scramble to the top of the hill are worth doing too. Flattish at the top with more small ruins and fantastic 360 views. We went late in the day and we had the place largely to ourselves which was a nice change from other tourist spots. But small and large tourist buses do come here - and there are plenty of stalls selling water, food etc at the base. If you have a vehicle or bicycle, consider driving/riding round road that circles the base of the hill to get a different perspective.
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