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Sigiriya Lion Rock

Most Valuable Historical Monument of Sri Lanka

Sigiriya Lion Rock

Most Valuable Historical Monument of Sri Lanka

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AMAZING SIGIRIYA LION ROCK

Sigiriya Lion Rock is an ancient rock fortress known for its massive column of rock that reaches nearly 200 meters high. The site dates back to the reign of King Kasyapa (477-495 AD), who chose this site as his new capital. He decorated the walls with frescoes, and built an impressive palace right on top of the rock column, accessible only through the mouth of an enormous carved lion.

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How to get to sigiriya

There are various ways you can reach Sigiriya Lion Rock.
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SIGIRIYA WORLD HERITAGE

The ruins of the capital built by the parricidal King Kassapa (477–95) lie on the steep slopes and at the summit of a granite peak standing some 180m high (the ‘Lion’s Rock’, which dominates the jungle from all sides). A series of galleries and staircases emerging from the mouth of a gigantic lion constructed of bricks and plaster provide access to the site

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