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In the small rural town of Sigiriya, you will find the Sigiriya Lion Rock. This Sigiriya Rock Fortress is an ancient Rock Castle in the Central Province’s northern Matale District, close to Dambulla, in Sri Lanka’s Cultural Triangle. In the early 5th Century, King Kashyapa is said to have built this great castle on top of a rock to operate as the base of his Sigiriya kingdom.

Sigiriya Lion Rock is one of the main tourist attractions in Sri Lanka due to its marvel. It is one of the best remaining historical urban planning examples. The rock fortress walls are covered with Sigiriya Frescoes paintings and written on the Sigiriya mirror walls by miscellaneous people are over 1500 poems. Still these creations have high literary value and you can see the remarkable ruins of them as a sign of the culture Sri Lanka had thousands of years back. UNESCO has declared this fortress as a World Heritage and now it is famous as the Sigiriya Eighth Wonder of the World. Before climbing the stairs of the Lion Rock, you can visit the Sigiriya Archaeological Museum, situated near the entrance of the Sigiriya Kingdom Gate.

Another unique aspect of this fortress is Sigiriya’s gardens. They have included some of the world’s oldest designed garden patterns. Water gardens, cave and boulder gardens, and terraced gardens are interconnected gardening signs. The Sigiriya water technology still surprises the world about ancient people’s intelligence. It is truly a wonder of Asia.

If you are visiting Sri Lanka, the Sigiriya fortress should be on top of your list. We can provide you with several choices to stay overnight and enjoy the village life in Sigiriya.



Pidurangala Rock is an amazing 360-degree viewpoint located near to the world-famous Sigiriya Lion Rock. Hiking to the top of Pidurangala Rock to witness the sunrise is a wonderful adventure. Watching the sun go down at the end of the day is another wow-moment in your Sri Lanka Trip. From the top of Pidurangala Rock, you get an incredible view of Sigiriya Lion’s Rock. Pidurangala is a massive rock formation which offers spectacular views of magnificent greenery. As said, the top of Pidurangala is also the best possible place to get an amazing view of Sigiriya Rock Fortress. On the way to the top, you will be passing Pidurangala Buddhist Monastery, so make sure to bring appropriate clothing that covers your knees and shoulders.

The Sigiriya Rock Fortress, the Dambulla Caves and the Pidurangala temple on the rock are key places full of cultural interest. These are some of the best places to visit for those who love traditional Sri Lankan paintings and history. It is not much of a distance from Sigiriya to Dambulla.

Heritage & Culture

The island of Sri Lanka has one of the most diversified cultural populations in the world. Sri Lankan culture comprises several practices and rituals that stretch back more than 2000 years and have been passed down through generations.