This magnificent rocky outcrop is one of the 7 world heritage sites in Sri Lanka. This rock fortress is Sigiriya, Sri Lanka’s one of the most treasured historical monuments.

Sigiriya Rock | Image Credit: <a href="">Shashi Shekhar</a>, <a href=",_Sigiriya,_Sri_Lanka.jpg">The Lion Rock, Sigiriya, Sri Lanka</a>, <a href="" rel="license">CC BY-SA 3.0</a>
Sigiriya Rock | Image Credit: Shashi Shekhar, The Lion Rock, Sigiriya, Sri Lanka, CC BY-SA 3.0



Even though this rock has a history of more than 50 centuries it was renovated and modified as a fortress by King Kashyapa with an astonishing architecture and a complex hydraulic system that was necessary to irrigate the exquisite water gardens of Sigiriya.

The Frescoes

Sigiriya is home to some of the worlds oldest and the rarest paintings known to mankind, these ancient frescoes depict the beauty and the value of an ancient culture and the memories of an age-old empire which still echoes through the rock walls of Sigiriya.

The location

The rock fortress is located in Matale district close to the town of Dambulla, surrounded by flat plains. This rock of great historical importance, towers two hundred meters tall and the beauty of this magnificent rock can be witnessed from miles afar.

Getting there

Visiting this magnificent tour destination is easy when you find yourself a travel concierge service provider like the Black Kite Travel to experience best holiday travel in Sri Lanka. You can also get here through public transport which will be much slower compared to a taxi or self driving but this can save you some money if time isn’t your concern.

Roland Lefevre is a travel writer who specializes in creating features on leisure as well as business travel destinations across the globe. Google+