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Sigiriya Lions Rock
Sinhagiri

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Sigiriya Lions Rock, Sigiriya, Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka
Hours : 7.00 am - 6.00 pm

About this place

Sigiriya or Sinhagiri is an ancient rock fortresslocated in the central Matale 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. The name of this place is derived from this structure —Sīhāgiri, the Lion Rock. The capital and the royal palace was abandoned after the king's death. It was used as a Buddhist monastery until the 14th century.

Sigiriya today is a UNESCO listed World Heritage Site. It is one of the best preserved examples of ancient urban planning.

When you go to Sigiriya in Sri Lanka you can view the rock from any where.

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