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Sigiriya, Sigiriya

4.5
Must see · World heritage site · Ruin · Landmark
Visit the historic complex of Sigiriya, an ancient city centered around a massive stone plateau. King Kasyapa selected the spot to be the nation’s capital in the 5th century, and built his palace on top of the enormous, 200 m (660 ft) tall rock. You’ll need to climb more than a thousand steps to reach the summit and admire the ruins of Sri Lanka’s oldest palace. Peer over the edge to observe the gardens below, a marvel of urban planning, featuring still-functional fountains. Along the way, you can see the remains of the gate--once shaped like a lion’s head--as well as numerous ancient frescoes. Put Sigiriya on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Sigiriya itinerary app.
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  • Sumitting Sigiriya has been a lifelong dream.. it took three decades, a pandemic and a few adventurous friends to make it come true. When I told people it was my first time, they were in shock..I now....  more »
  • One of the must visit place in Sri Lanka & great wonders of the world. This is a UNESCO heritage site protected for its history. Sigiriya rock fortress is a classic example for Sri Lankan ancient...  more »
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