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Sigiriya stands out as one of Sri Lanka’s most remarkable cultural landmarks. Also known as Sinhagiri, this ancient rock fortress is situated in the northern Matale District, near the town of Dambulla, in the Central Province. Sigiriya, often referred to as Lion Rock, is a breathtaking place of engineering and construction.

One of its most prominent features is the magnificent Sigiriya Garden, comprising a series of ponds, fountains, and other architectural wonders. Adorning the rock wall of a cave, the Sigiriya paintings are another major attraction. Additionally, the Mirror Wall, known as Ketapath Pawura in Sinhala, is a striking feature. It earned its name because it was so meticulously polished that it reflected like a mirror.

The primary entrance, positioned on the rock’s northern side, is creatively designed in the shape of a colossal stone lion. It is likely that the area around Sigiriya was inhabited since prehistoric times.

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On a small plateau about halfway up the side of this rock he built a huge lion-shaped gateway. The name of this place is derived from this structure; Sīnhāgiri, the Lion Rock (an etymology similar to Sinhapura, the Sanskrit name of Singapore, the Lion City).

Sigiriya Lion’s Rock in Sri Lanka is one of the most amazing places (also a UNESCO declared heritage site) that is as the 8th wonder of the world resulting it to be a tourist hot spot. “Sigiriya” is in the central hills of Sri Lanka surrounded by mountain ranges and vast landscapes of greenery.

The best time to visit Sigiriya is from January to April when the climate is moderate and suitable for day trips. The dry season in Sigiriya lasts from May to August, and the area experiences year-round tropical weather with an average humidity of 80%.

Sigiriya Rock has more than 1200 steps.

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