The ancient city of Sigiriya

The ancient Rock Citadel of Sigiriya, built 1500 years ago by King Kashyapa is one of the most remarkable creations in the world and a World Heritage Site.

The King transformed a 600’ high rock into an impregnable Fortress. Sigiriya offers visitors a Gallery of Sixth Century Rock Painting coupled with a Landscape of Gardens, unmatched by any contemporary Citadel in the world.

Paintings of 23 Damsels, mostly in pairs and usually consisting of a lady and her maid, are found halfway up the rock. The mirror wall owes its reflecting surface to an extraordinary combination of materials used in the construction of the wall.






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