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Sigiriya

Sigiriya

Can you imagine a luxurious castle which builds on the top of a large stone? There is one such magnificent creation in the Sri Lankan history. Sigiriya is one of the magnificent creation of the Sri Lankan history which is given a fully expression about the Sri Lankan creativity and the pride of the unique nation. These eight letters “S I G I R I Y A” already became the 8th Wonder of the World which was named by UNESCO.

Sigiriya (Lion’s rock) is an ancient rock fortress and palace ruin situated in the central Matale District of Sri Lanka, surrounded by the remains of an extensive network of gardens, reservoirs, and other structures. A popular tourist destination, Sigiriya is also renowned for its ancient paintings, which are reminiscent of the Ajanta Caves of India. The Sigiriya was built during the reign of King Kassapa I (AD 477 – 495), and it is one of the seven World Heritage Sites of Sri Lanka.

There is a large stone. There is an ancient rock fortress. There is a palace. There are beautiful gardens. There are ancient paintings. If somebody wants to see these things together he or she must visit the Sigiriya which is situated in the Matale District in the Central Province of Sri Lanka. Sigiriya became as the world famous tourist destination because of the beauty and the proudness of the still rock. It is silent but it means the thousands of secretes in the science and technology which are still unsolved.

This rock is a toughened molten rock block, which was generated by long-eroded volcano. This rock citadel   rises tall and it is noticeable for quite a few miles in all instructions. The rock rises around 370 m above sea level and Sigiriya has a level top exterior that slopes steadily along the extended axis of the ellipse.

The subsequent are the main attractions associated with Sigiriya which has been able to make the Sigiriya distinct among the art work of the ancient Ceylon. The following are the proud proofs about the great civilization Ceylon was having in the earlier days. By witnessing them, you will be realizing how these things have done by the

  • Site plan and top of the rock
  • Frescoes
  • The mirror wall
  • The gardens

i.) The water gardens
ii.) The boulder gardens
iii.)  The terraced gardens

  • Lions’s mouth and lion gate
  • Mirror wall