Sri lanka is a small Island situated in the Indian ocean and often called as the Pearl of the Indian Ocean because of it’s amazing natural beauty.
Sigiriya is an ancient rock fortress located in the central Matale Districtnear the town of Dambulla in the Central Province, Sri Lanka.
The name refers to a site of historical and archaeological significance that is dominated by a massive column of rock nearly 200 metres (660 ft) high.
There was an attempt to name Sigiriya as one of the wonders of the ancient world. In fact there was a campaing to name Sigiriya as the 8th wonder of the ancient world.
It really deserves a place of the list of ancient wonders and has named as a UNESCO world heritage site.
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Sigiriya is regarded as one of the best planned cities of ancient times which includes the Citadal, the water technology with , symmetrical and asymmetrical gardens and the frescoes.
The name of this place is derived from this structure —Sīhāgiri, the Lion Rock. The capital and the royal palace was abandoned after the king’s death. It was used as a Buddhist monastery until the 14th century.