One of the most iconic places in Sri Lanka classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site is also recognised now as the 8th wonder of the world. If you are wondering what’s special about Sigiriya, well there are a ton of things. Here are a few you might find interesting.
Let begin to learn about Sigiriya with its location. This massive rock that seems to have emerged from the earth is situated in Matale. It is also part of the cultural triangle in Sri Lanka. It is a place ruin that is surrounded by an ancient baffling network of gardens and reservoirs.
There will be an entrance fee you will have to pay, but its sure to be worth it once you’ve reached the top! Also, the entrance to the rock fortress is quite an interesting sight in itself. A wide-open lion’s mouth made of brick and plaster it where you enter. You’ll be walking up the stairs and deeper into the lion’s mouth.
This is obviously the main highlight of the Lion Fortress we call Sigirya in the local language. These paints were made back in the late 400s and have survived the test of time. However, the names of the artists and the names of the women in the portrait will never be known.
If this attraction has piqued your interest and you plan to visit, it is important that you do some research on the story of the rock fortress. Staying at some of the best hotels in Sigiriya located close to the site, such as Sigiriya Jungles will help you get to the site easily.