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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 attractions into our Sigiriya itinerary app , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • The way up is a bit difficult if you are not fit. But it's worth it! The view of the valley through and from the top is beautiful. You are standing on a rock, on the ruins of a former city surrounded ...  more »
  • I'm glad I visited this such a beautiful place. The output is a little more challenging, but it pays to take it.
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