Also known as the Lion Rock owing to lion-like entrance to the rock fortress, the Sigiriya Rock is a UNESCO World Heritage Site also known to be the 8th wonder of the world. Sri Lanka holidays are never complete without a visit to this amazing palatial complex and Walkers Tours offers comprehensive Sri Lanka tours that let you explore the many things that make this site unique. Selected by King Kashyapa as his capital and fortress, the Sigiriya Rock is a popular tourist attraction that attracts thousands of visitors each year. On top of the rock are the ruins of a magnificent palatial complex which upon seeing, one can only imagine the kind of glory it used to portray in the past. The rock faces are adorned with colourful frescos regarding which there are many stories. The gardens at the bottom of the rock feature various ponds, outré buildings, shrines and water fountains which still function flawlessly during rainy seasons portraying the architectural genius of the ancient Sinhalese.
Jayani Senanayake is a writer who dabbles in travel and all things exotic. Under the pseudonym of Calliope Sage, she writes of the allures that must simply be discovered. Google+