Sigiriya Fortress in Sri Lanka

The Ancient City of Sigiriya is proudly referred to as the “Eighth Wonder of the World”. Sigiriya comes from Sihagri, meaning Lion. This ancient city is one of the most visited places in Sri Lanka and holds great archaeological importance. The famed Rock Fortress has a height of 370 meters above the sea level.

Sigiriya rock Fortress photos via Depositphotos

Amidst the lush greenery of Sri Lanka, Sigiriya Rock stands 200 meters above the surrounding plains. The Sigiriya rock is believed to be serving as a monastery since the third century BC. In the 5th century, it was converted into the home for the King Kashyapa. After the death of the king, the ancient city of Sigiriya turned into a Buddhist monastery which was abandoned in the fourteenth century.

Some of the striking features of this place are the mirror wall, female frescoes, and…

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