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Sigiriya or Sinhagiri is an ancient rock fortress located in the northern Matale District near the town of Dambulla in the Central Province, Sri Lanka. The name refers to a site of historical and archaeological significance that is dominated by a massive column of rock nearly 200 metres (660 ft) high. According to the ancient Sri Lankan chronicle the Culavamsa, this site was selected by King Kashyapa (477 – 495 AD) for his new capital. He built his palace on the top of this rock and decorated its sides with colourful frescoes. On a small plateau about halfway up the side of this rock he built a gateway in the form of an enormous lion. The name of this place is derived from this structure — Sīnhāgiri, the Lion Rock (an etymology similar to Sinhapura, the Sanskrit name of Singapore, the Lion City).
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7/16/2020 - 6/21/2024
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Sigiriya or Sinhagiri is an ancient rock fortress located in the northern Matale District near the town of Dambulla in the Central Province, Sri Lanka. The name refers to a site of historical and archaeological significance that is dominated by a massive column of rock nearly 200 metres high.
There is no other word that comes into once mined other than Sigiriya rock fortress upon hearing the word “Sigiriya” because Sigiriya is popular on the island due to the iconic tourist attraction, Sigiriya rock fortress. However this article is not about the Sigiriya rock fortress, this article is about the village tour Sigiriya, which is one of the most interesting activities available for travellers, who make the Cultural triangle tour of Sri Lanka. The village tour Sigiriya, allows the visitors to see the breathtaking scenery in the remote village of Habana and experience the traditional village life as well as take part in a cooking class. Take a glimpse into the rustic rural village in Habarana and sea the rea village of Sigiriya and Habarana on this guided tour escorted by an experienced local guide.
Pidurangala Vihara is an ancient Buddhist temple situated in Pidurangala village of Matale District, Sri Lanka. The temple was constructed on a massive rock called Pidurangala, which is located a few kilometers north of the historical fort Sigiriya.
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