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Sigiriya, Sigiriya

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Visit the historic complex of Sigiriya, an ancient city centered around a massive stone plateau. King Kasyapa selected the spot to be the nation’s capital in the 5th century, and built his palace on top of the enormous, 200 m (660 ft) tall rock. You’ll need to climb more than a thousand steps to reach the summit and admire the ruins of Sri Lanka’s oldest palace. Peer over the edge to observe the gardens below, a marvel of urban planning, featuring still-functional fountains. Along the way, you can see the remains of the gate--once shaped like a lion’s head--as well as numerous ancient frescoes. Put Sigiriya and other Sigiriya itinerary app attractions into our {2}, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Large rock near dambulla in North Central Sri Lanka showing ruins of former civilisation. Not huge amount of remains remain but the real pull is the rock climb. This consists of a number of sections....  more »
  • You cannot fail to be amazed by scale and complexity of this site. It’s not for the faint hearted; the steps are many and steep. Go as early as you can to avoid the crowds and heat. The individual...  more »
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