SIGIRIYA ROCK

Sigiriya (Lion Rock) is an ancient palace located in the centralMatale District near the town of Dambulla in the Central Province, Sri Lanka. The name refers to a site of historical and archaeological significance that is dominated by a massive column of rock nearly 200 metres (660 ft) high. According to the ancient Sri Lankan chronicle the Culavamsa, this site was selected by King Kasyapa (477 – 495 CE) for his new capital. He built his palace on the top of this rock and decorated its sides with colourful frescoes. On a small plateau about halfway up the side of this rock he built a gateway in the form of an enormous lion.

THINGS TO DO IN SIGIRIYA

  • Sigiriya Museum
  • Royal Gardens
  • Mirror Wall
  • Lion’s Paws

  • Sigiriya Rock

  • Lion’s Paw

  • Wall Art

  • Mirror Wall