An ancient rock fortress, towering high into the sky with the remains of a royal palace at the summit is a site worth travelling far and wide for! Centuries have passed by and this beautiful location is still ageing gracefully with its beauty remaining intact. Interested in learning more about what to explore in Sigiriya?
1). What is Sigiriya?
Sigiriya, also known as the Lion’s Rock, is the site of an ancient city and royal palace. The centre of attraction is the two-hundred-metre rock on which King Kasyapa built his palace. If you’re looking for Sri Lanka hotels to stay in while you check Sigiriya out, there’s plenty like Heritance Hotels & Resorts for instance.
2). History of Sigiriya
King Kasyapa killed his father and to avoid revenge from his half-brother and true heir, he fled to Sigiriya and built a near-impenetrable fortress to live out in. Several years later, justice came his way and he died, of his own hand!
3). Features of Sigiriya
The terraced gardens around the fortress rock are still immaculately maintained. There are stunning frescoes on the walls of the rock that are preserved well. There’s so much to learn, from science to art just by observing the intricacies of Sigiriya!
4). The Mirror Wall
One of the interesting features is a wall once so polished the king could see his reflection as he walked along it! Made of porcelain, it has verses on it dating to the 8th century.