Beautiful fortress from one of the kings, constructed on tall rock. Vertical climbing through steps will take to the top will give you a pleasant view of the surrounding.
Sigiriya Rock Fortress is the top must see UNESCO site in Sri Lanka. Amazing to see the remains of the palace ruins on the top of the rock, which is 660 feet high.
A must do when you visit Sri Lanka. Be there early cause later it's crowded by tourists and the heat doesn't make it easier to walk up the stairs. You will be rewarded with a stunning view!
Sigiriya is a massive rock of 600 feet high and top of the rock was once a palace of King Kasyapa dated back to 5th century, The King built a gateway to his palace in the form of a lion, hence Sigiriya is also called the Lion Rock in Sinhala. Unfortunately, the fortress and the palace were abandoned after the king’s death. Do take precautions when climbing the stairs from the Lion Gate to the top of the rock because there are wasps nests nearby.