Things you Should Know about Sigiriya – Fun Facts and More

Being a mammoth rock that was carved into the shape of a lion, Sigiriya is a mighty sight for anyone and offers an adventure-filled experience.

History

Built back in the 5th century by King Kasyapa, this ancient fortress on top of a mammoth rock served the sole purpose of warning him of surprise enemy attacks while they were still miles away. After the King passed away, it became a Buddhist monastery and later on, was abandoned for unknown reasons and what remains of this once mighty site can be seen today.

Location

Being a major tourist attraction on the island, the town does not come up short in having the best accommodations and as for food, any Sigiriya restaurant will serve you authentic Sri Lankan food too. If you are staying at a hotel like Sigiriya Jungles, for instance, there will be an onsite restaurant too.

Image Credit: Sigiriya Jungles

Going up

Climbing up the stairs that lead to the remains of the palaces, lakes, ponds, pools, fountains and extravagant gardens above; you’d also get an amazing view of the jungles below. On a clear, cloudless day, you will be able to look for miles ahead, and the view is jaw-dropping indeed.

Status

When in Sri Lanka, Sigiriya is a must visit as it is also one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites on the island.

Fritzjames Stephen is a travel writer, who writes content based on the myriad of experiences and indulgences that the world has to offer travellers across all walks of life. Google+