Sigiriya

Sigiriya

Sigiriya, also known as Lion Rock, is a UNESCO World Heritage site in Sri Lanka. Sigiriya’s rich history, architectural marvels, and natural beauty make it an unmissable destination for culture and adventure enthusiasts. This ancient rock fortress boasts stunning frescoes, landscaped gardens, and panoramic views. Climb the rock to explore the ruins of a royal palace and witness breathtaking vistas. You will encounter the famous Sigiriya Frescoes and the Mirror Wall along the way. The frescoes demonstrate the shared culture and international relations between Sri Lanka and India, as the paintings share similarities with the iconic Ajantha Cave Paintings in India. The Mirror Wall displays centuries of graffiti as visitors carved out their thoughts upon visiting Sigiriya.

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Sigiriya is an ancient rock fortress located in central Sri Lanka. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is renowned for its archaeological significance and offers stunning panoramic views from its summit. Developed in the fifth century by King Kashyapa, it features impressive frescoes, gardens, and a unique lion-shaped gateway. Sigiriya exemplifies the ingenuity and artistry of ancient Sri Lankan civilisation. While its reign as a capital ended less than 20 years after its founding, the impressive fortress still calls to visitors thanks to its impressive architecture, landscaping and natural beauty.

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  • Tour Type Impressive
  • Price
  • Categories Cultural
  • Country Sri Lanka
  • Language Sinhala, English
  • Currency LKR
  • Time Zone UTC+5:30
  • Drives on the Left
  • Calling Code +94