Sigiriya – The Lion Rock

Sigiriya is one of the most visited tourist destinations in Sri Lanka. The reason for this is the wonder on human ingenuity when comes to the pond, gardens and a magnificent palace that was built on top of a large rock! Sigiriya Sigiriya is situated in the very centre of the island between Dambulla and…

Sigiriya: An Amazing Rock Fortress – An amazing palace in the sky

Sigiriya, also known as the Lion’s Rock is a popular hotspot among many tourists who visit Sri Lanka. Visit this heavenly place on earth and get to know the rich history of the country. About Sigiriya is one of the fascinating sites located in the remote village of Matale district in Sri Lanka. In the…

The Pidurangala Rock near Sigiriya – The lesser known history

  Among the many amazing attractions of Sigiriya, one that is often overshadowed by the Sigiriya Rock is the Pidurangala Rock. About Pidurangala was a prominent Buddhist Monastery during the reign of King Kasyapa, but its history stretches back beyond the 1st and 2nd century B.C. Pidurangala is located in Sigiriya in the vicinity of…

The Story of Sigiriya Rock Fortress – The Castle in the Sky

The magnificent fortress in the sky has a number of varying stories about Prince Kashapa and how he built his kingdom in the land known as Sigiriya. The story begins Kashyapa was the eldest son of King Dhatusena. However, despite being the eldest, he was the son of one of the king’s concubine. King Dhatusena’s…

Sigiriya -An Ancient Rock Fortress

Sigiriya, one of the seats of government of the ancient Sinhala Kingdom, is a land filled with ancient relics, and historical and archeological sites. Lion’s Rock The Lion’s Rock Fortress was built by Sri Lanka’s King Kashyapa (477-495 CE) who decided to set up his kingdom within the security of the huge rock. The entrance…