Discover Sigiriya Rock Sri Lanka

The site of Sigiriya is one of the most captivating on the island: an immense rock, on the summit of which the parricidal king, Kassapa, built his palace in which he reigned for 18 years. You can still admire 'the Damsels', frescoes painted on the rock, mid-way up the mountain. These 5th century paintings depict women loaded with flowers and wearing lots of jewellery.

  • Sigiriya Rock , Sigiriya , Sri Lanka
    Sigiriya

    Sigiriya, the 'Lion's rock', ancient fortress and palace ruins in Matale (central Sri Lanka)

    Dmitry Rukhlenko / 123RF
  • Sigiriya Rock , Sri Lanka
    Sigiriya Rock

    The Ancient City of Sugiriya is an UNESCO world heritage site and is a popular tourist destination.

    Pavel Klimenko / 123RF
  • Sigiriya Rock , Sri Lanka
    Sigiriya Rock

    Ruins in Sigiriya rock, which may have once been inhabited in prehistoric times.

    Achim Prill / 123RF
  • Sigiriya Rock , Sigiriya Rock in Sri Lanka , Sri Lanka
    Sigiriya Rock in Sri Lanka

    Sigiriya is also renowned for its ancient paintings.

    © Morozova Tatiana / age fotostock
  • Sigiriya Rock , Paintings at Sigiriya Rock , Sri Lanka
    Paintings at Sigiriya Rock

    These pictures have a close resemblance to some of the paintings seen in the Ajanta caves in India.

    © Morozova Tatiana / age fotostock
  • Sigiriya Rock , Wall of Sigiriya Rock , Sri Lanka
    Wall of Sigiriya Rock

    An ancient wall on Sigiriya rock in Sri Lanka, where people left their autographs for centuries.

    © ZoonarDmitry Rukhle / age fotostock
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