Sigiriya

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Sigiriya is known as the 8th wonder of the old world. this ancient palace and fortress complex has significant archaeological importance and attracts thousands of tourists every year.

The ruins of the capital built by the parricidal King Kassapa I (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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