Rank: Top 300
Wonder Type: Cultural
Country: Sri Lanka
The ruins of the capital built by the parricidal King Kassapa I (477–95) lie on the steep slopes and at the summit of a granite peak standing some 180m high (the 'Lion's Rock', which dominates the jungle from all sides). A series of galleries and staircases emerging from the mouth of a gigantic lion constructed of bricks and plaster provide access to the site.
This article uses material from UNESCO World Heritage List article "Sigiriya", which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike 3.0 IGO License.