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Sigiriya, Sigiriya

4.5
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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 and other Sigiriya attractions into our Sigiriya itinerary app, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • WOW. Awsome sight driving up to the site. 1222 steps to summit, not a trip for the faint hearted, but well worth the strenuous effort needed.300 meters above sea level. Wall paintings in excellent...  more »
  • Fascinating insight into Sri Lankan history so well preserved and presented! The museum and grounds are extremely interesting but do be aware the walk to the top is not suitable for those of us with.....  more »

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