Sigiriya, considered as the 8th world wonder is named as such because of a number of reasons. Its beautifully landscaped gardens is one of these reasons. If you are looking for a Sigirya hotel to stay in during the visit, Aliya Resort & Spa is a good option that is located nearby.
Consisting of a number of ponds, fountains and boulder designs, the gardens of Sigiriya are indeed designed for pleasure. It is the main path from the fountain gardens that leads up to the famous boulder gardens. As the boulder gardens were designed around exiting rock formations, the layout is wonderfully asymmetrical. Most of what remains here dates back to the monastic days of Sigiriya, way before it became gardens of pleasure for King Kashyapa.
However, not much remains here except shelters and remains of a few prominent buildings. These shelters feature sketches and paintings as well as indentations in the rocks where wooden posts were once fitted to secure buildings.
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