UNESCO Sigiriya Rock Fortress

Climb the 200mt high rock which dominates over the surrounding land, as one of the best preserved examples of ancient urban construction
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What to expect

The ruins of the capital built by the parricidal King Kassapa I lie on the steep slopes and at the summit of a granite peak standing some 180m high (the ‘Lion’s Rock’, which dominates the jungle from all sides). A series of galleries and staircases emerging from the mouth of a gigantic lion constructed of bricks and plaster provide access to the site.