Sigiriya Rock – Sri Lanka’s Best Kept Ancient Palace

Sigiriya Rock – Sri Lanka’s Best Kept Ancient Palace

Once a famous royal palace, Sigiriya Rock is now Sri Lanka's most visited historic attraction and considered a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Sigiriya Rock

Dominated by a gigantic boulder almost 200 metres high, Sigiriya Rock, also known as the Lion Rock, is an ancient palace in the central Matale District of Sri Lanka. Ruled by King Kasyapa thousands of years ago, the site is one of the best examples of ancient urban planning. When the king died, it was abandoned and turned into a Buddhist monastery until the 14th century.

This once famous royal palace is now the most visited historic attraction in Sri Lanka. With its great historical and archaeological significance, it became a UNESCO World Heritage Site and considered by many as one of the most beautiful places on earth.

Let’s take a closer look at the spectacular architecture and ancient frescoes that creatively adorn the palace ruins.

7.955473, 80.759771,Sigiriya Central Province Sri Lanka

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Charmaine Acha
Charmaine Acha

Charmaine loves random weekend trips, technology, and coffee. Guided by her travel mantra "chill and travel", she enjoys unplanned escapades without compromising leisure. If not fangirling over her K-drama idols, she's on DND mode writing or planning her next possible adventure.


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