It is a UNESCO heritage site which is a well-preserved rock fortress. The 200-meter massive rock is called the Lion’s Rock. This early Royal Capital was converted to a monastery which was used by the Monks after King Kassapa’s (kaa-shya-pa) death.
The architecture amazes the travelers who visit this place with magnificent well preserved frescos, a Mirror wall which contains the 8th century literature and again the ruins of the late royal residence. Not to forget the three types of gardens – Water gardens, Boulder gardens and Terrace gardens. All the travelers deserve the last gift which is the panoramic 360 degrees view at the top.
From the Katunayake airport it takes 3hrs and 30 min to reach this tourist hot spot.
Make sure you have Sigiriya in your check list.
Madushan Jayathilake – The Blue Team