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. [More Details]
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.