Culture lovers visiting Sri Lanka should make it a point to climb the remarkable Sigiriya rock, atop which you will find the ruins of a splendid royal palace. This breathtaking attraction has been identified as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, and is regarded as one of Sri Lanka’s foremost historical sites. As you experience this significant attraction and other cultural highlights in Sri Lanka, stay at a Sigiriya hotel such as the Jetwing Vil Uyana. This attractive accommodation offers luxurious rooms and many convenient amenities that will appeal to the discerning visitor.
The Sigiriya rock fortress was constructed by the monarch Kasyapa who ruled the land in the 5th century. At the height of its glory the site was the capital of Kasyapa’s kingdom and the palace was a royal residence of exceptional splendour. Even today you will find remnants and ruins that hint at the magnificence of the site at the height of its splendour.
Climbing up to the summit of the rock is undoubtedly part of the Sigiriya experience. Although it is a challenging climb that will test your endurance, the spectacular views that you will be able to enjoy from the top of the rock will make the effort very worthwhile.
About halfway into your climb you will reach a well-known cave which contains the famous frescoes of Sigiriya. These renowned paintings depict beautiful women, who may have been the ladies of the King’s harem.
When you reach the summit of the rock you will be rewarded by the remarkable panoramic views that you will experience over the surrounding countryside. You will also see the ruins of Kasyapa’s palace which is sure to capture the imagination of the culture lover. Sigiriya is a noteworthy sightseeing attraction that will undoubtedly be a memory to treasure even after you have departed from this entrancing part of Sri Lanka.
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