Standing over 200m tall, Sigiriya, also known as The Lion Rock is one of the must-visit destinations in Sri Lanka. On top of this massive rock was once a massive castle built-in 477 – 495 AD by King Kashyapa. It's said that the entrance to the castle was through the mouth of a huge sculpted lion thus gained its name, "Sigiriya" (Sinha Giri) which translates to "The Lion Rock". The feet of the lion is still there today. At the base of the rock, you can see the gardens with beautiful landscapes, water gardens, boulder gardens and more. as you climb to the top of the rock, in the midway you can see the world-famous frescos of the maidens of Sigiriya. and also the famous mirror wall. Today Sigiriya is claimed as a world heritage site by UNESCO.
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