SRI LANKA TRAVELOGUE – DAY 3 – SIGIRIYA

by Antonio Gil May. 08, 2019 1172 views
The gardens on the foothill of Sigiriya

The gardens on the foothill of Sigiriya

First sight of the rock we would have to climb

First sight of the rock we would have to climb

children from a local school

children from a local school

Teresa's picture

Teresa's picture

All smiles before the climbing

All smiles before the climbing

♫♫ Ancient City of Sigiriya, Sri Lanka ♫♫

Sigiriya is one of the most valuable historical monuments of Sri Lanka.

Referred by locals as the Eighth Wonder of the World this ancient palace and fortress complex has significant archaeological importance and attracts thousands of tourists every year. It is probably the most visited tourist destination of Sri Lanka.

The palace is located in the heart of the island between the towns of Dambulla and Habarane on a massive rocky plateau 370 meters above the sea level.

Sigiriya rock plateau, formed from magma of an extinct volcano, is 200 meters higher than the surrounding jungles.

Its view astonishes the visitors with the unique harmony between the nature and human imagination.

The fortress complex includes remnants of a ruined palace, surrounded by an extensive network of fortifications, vast gardens, ponds, canals, alleys and fountains.

sigiriyatourism.com

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Russell Smith 2 years, 4 months ago

Looks like a long hike up the rock. The scenery is quite beautiful

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Antonio Gil Replied to Russell Smith 2 years, 4 months ago

And it was even better seen from the top. Thanks Russel

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Camellia Staab 2 years, 4 months ago

Stunning photos of a stunning location. I can see why it is such a tourist attraction. Thanks for sharing smile

2 years, 4 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Camellia Staab 2 years, 4 months ago

My pleasure dear Camellia. Now, the stairs to get up there smile

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Francesc 2 years, 4 months ago

Fantastic monument....Great work

2 years, 4 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Francesc 2 years, 4 months ago

It was an awesome sight from below, and the view up there was breathtaking. Thanks my friend

2 years, 4 months ago Edited
Björn Roose 2 years, 4 months ago

Leaving us at "the rock we would have to climb" ... Nice cliffhanger smile

2 years, 4 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Björn Roose 2 years, 4 months ago

Thanks my friend. smile

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