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"not for the faint hearted" Sri Lanka Things to Do Tip by adinda

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  Sigiriya Rock
by adinda

Sigiriya, it's quite a climb but one you won't regret!
This rock fortress was built by king Kasyapa in the 5th century A.D. and was a royal citadel for more than 18 years. In a sheltered pocket, approached by a spiral stairway, are the famous frescoes. The summit of the rock, with an area of nearly one hectare was Also check out the restored Sigiriya's 5th century Water Gardens.

Address: 169 km from Colombo

Review Helpfulness: 1.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Apr 16, 2007
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