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Sigiriya, Sigiriya

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Visit the historic complex of Sigiriya, an ancient city centered around a massive stone plateau. King Kasyapa selected the spot to be the nation’s capital in the 5th century, and built his palace on top of the enormous, 200 m (660 ft) tall rock. You’ll need to climb more than a thousand steps to reach the summit and admire the ruins of Sri Lanka’s oldest palace. Peer over the edge to observe the gardens below, a marvel of urban planning, featuring still-functional fountains. Along the way, you can see the remains of the gate--once shaped like a lion’s head--as well as numerous ancient frescoes. Put Sigiriya on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Sigiriya itinerary app.
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  • Panoramic views of the lush green forest is worth the trek up. Get there early to avoid the crowds and the heat and do take enough water with you, It's nice trek up to the top, but plenty of places....  more »
  • Place with an amazing history. The climb up the rock ends with an amazing view. The base of the rock has different structures. The frescoes painting and everything else is simply beautiful. The...  more »

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