sigiriya

The Sigiriya Rock Fortress was built by King Kasyapa in the 5th century A.D. and a royal citadel for more than 18 years. It is complex of buildings, part royal palace, part fortified town and water gardens on par with the best in the ancient world, constitute a magnificent and unique architectural feat of the ancient Sinhalese. In a sheltered packet approached by spiral stairway are the famous Sigiriya frescos, the earliest surviving pictorial art of Sri Lanka and of the same period as the Ajantha fresco of India. The summit of the rock with an area of nearly one hc was the site of the palace. It is regarded as the 8th Wonder of ancient the World.

Colombo: Sigiriya located 190 Km away from Colombo (4 – 5 hours drive)

Airport: Sigiriya located 165 Km away from the Airport (4 hours drive)

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