Sigiriya, Sri Lanka - Lion rock with paintings / 7th wander of the world


Sigiriya is a world heritage site and one of the most interesting places to visit in Sri Lanka. Some times this is being called the 8th wonder of the world.

On the walls of the rock you can see the rock paintings of the ancient Sri Lankans still in good shape. They have used the paints developped by themselves which could last for centuries and centuries.

The steps constructed in late years to facilitate visitors who climb up to the top of the rock. You will find painting on the way. Also we find a perfectly polished levelled surface in the middle where you will find some poems written in an ancient language which have been translated to Sri Lankan language later on.

This is the entarnce to the rock which have been carved to feel you that you are entering to a mouth of a lion. Go through the mouth and you will find steps to the top.

A birds eye view of the top of the rock where you can see the ruins of the palace of King Kasyapa. Ponds on top get the rain water collected and will release through special water supply system to the front garden which could made some fountains active.

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