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Lion Rock in Sigiriya is one of the most popular landmarks to visit during a route through Sri Lanka. Lion Rock is one of the eight UNESCO World Heritage sites and is a must-visit in Sri Lanka.
The palace is located in the heart of the island between the towns of Dambulla and Habarane on a massive rocky plateau 370 meters above the sea level.
Sigiriya rock plateau, formed from the magma of an extinct volcano, is 200 meters higher than the surrounding jungles.
Its view astonishes the visitors with the unique harmony between nature and the human imagination.
The fortress complex includes remnants of a ruined palace, surrounded by an extensive network of fortifications, vast gardens, ponds, canals, alleys, and fountains.
Since the 3rd century BC, the rocky plateau of Sigiriya served as a monastery. In the second half of the 5th-century king, Kasyapa decided to construct a royal residence here.
The main entrance is located on the northern side of the rock.
Thanks to this lion the palace was named Sigiriya. The term Sigiriya originates from the word Sihagri, i.e. Lion Rock.
The western wall of Sigiriya was almost entirely covered by frescoes, created during the reign of Kasyapa. Eighteen frescoes have survived to this day.
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