The Lion Rock of Sigiriya takes you back to an age when kings ruled and kingdoms flourished. Sigiriya itself comprises of the ruins of an ancient royal palace, frescoes and lush greenery that seem to surround this iconic structure in all its glory and wonder. The water gardens on the premises are quite an attraction. Pay a visit to Sigiriya by choosing a Sigiriya hotel to reside at. Offering Sigiriya accommodation to both locals and tourists alike, Jetwing Vil Uyana should be thought of when planning a holiday with the family out here in the wilds of Sri Lanka.
Those with a passion for detail will be intrigued to discover the elaborately laid and beautiful water gardens that possess a network of underground water distribution systems. The royal baths were filled with water from these sources which were later used by the maidens of King Kasyapa’s court to bathe in. The gardens vary in nature and design. The first garden is a plot which is surrounded by water and was built in accordance with an age-old garden system referred to as ‘char bagh’. The second garden is home to two deep pools. Two shallow streams lead to these pools. The third garden sits on a higher level and projects an octagonal pool coupled with a podium on its northeast turn. The gardens can easily be viewed from halfway up the rock of Sigiriya.
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