Sigiriya, Lion Rock (8/17)

This is a day trip from Kandy. Created around 477-495 CE, Sigiriya is the ruins of an ancient city, with the folly of King Kasyapa perched on top of an enormous 200m high rock. This massive rock was decorated with huge colourful frescoes, and a pair of lion’s paws are carved into the side of the rock about halfway up. A steep ascent from there takes you to the site of his palace, marooned on top of the rock.

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Written by Ben Skute

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