Sigiriya, the spectacular ‘Lion rock’ fortress, stands majestically overlooking the luscious green jungle surroundings, and is one of Sri Lanka’s major attractions.As legend goes,this was built by King Kasyapa, a son of King Dhatusena. King Dhatusena was overthrown and walled in, alive by Kasyapa in 473 AD. Kasyapa fearing an invasion built this impregnable fortress at Sigiriya.

Considered to be one of the most amazing and beautiful places to visit in Sri Lanka, Sigiriya has also been proposed to rank as the Eighth wonder of the world. Also known as the ‘lion mountain’ Sigiriya has been confirmed as an epitome of the ancient architectural tradition of Sri Lanka. It has been preserved from the first millennium and its buildings, pathways, trees and water gardens remind you of the magnificent fame of Sri Lanka’s past.sigiriya-1128a-092810

The most significant feature of this place is considered to be the ‘lion staircase’ which lies at the top…

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