The 8th Wonder
“The Kingdom over Clouds” and “Fortress in the Sky”, Sigiriya is the 8th eternal wonder of the world with significance geography and magical technology, Sigiriya was replica of the kingdom of Kuwera built by King Kashyapa.
As a protection from relatives, king had retreated to the ramparts of fortress where made an ecological astonishment by having Royal Pleasure Gardens, Water Gardens, Fountain Gardens and Boulder Gardens as the inner city as well as at the palace premises on the rock peak, the rock itself has image of lion face.
The most renowned is the “Sigiriya Rock Paintings” that made a picture gallery of “Sigiri Apsaras” used very difficult technique of “Fresco Buono” (wet painting) painted on a Western Rock face cave about 100 meters high from the rock base still remains 21 paintings approximately out of 150 paintings.
UNESCO named Sigiriya as a world heritage due to its best in urban planning and the remarkable technology yet not ruined.
Top things to do in Sigiriya
- Sigiriya Rock Fortress
- Pidurangala Rock
- Dambulla Cave Temple
- Sigiriya Museum
- Minneriya Wild Elephants
- Kaudulla Wild Elephants