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In Sri Lanka the center, among the emerald vegetation, is a picturesque hill on top of which is built a unique city. This mountain Sigiriya or "Lion Rock" - one of the main attractions of Sri Lanka, UNESCO protected world organization. Surrounded by gardens and fountains, with amazing steps between the legs, neck and jaws of a lion, the city of Sigiriya - one of those magnificent and unforgettable places that at least once in life, but it is worth a visit.

How to get to Sigiriya

Mount Sigiriya is between Dambulla and Habarana small resort town. The most convenient way to get here by bus. Colombo bus goes first in Dambulla from the capital, from where you can transfer to any other, and being in the right place. In the morning the bus from Dambulla depart from the bus station every thirty minutes, starting at seven in the morning. The fare is 40 LKR.

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At the same time, to get into the city, located at an altitude of 180 meters, you need to be prepared to a hard recovery on the narrow stairs and journey across the hanging bridge over the precipice.

Entertainment, excursions and attractions Sigiriya

Mount Sigiriya is a sleeping lion with the ruins of the ancient city at the top. King Kasap chose this place to build an impregnable fortress which would protect him from the persecution of his brother.

Excursion to Mount Sigiriya

The best architects have worked on the creation of a magnificent city with fountains and gardens, fabulous staircases. Despite the fact that the fortress was built in the fifth century to the present day it has remained a huge royal throne and a large stone lion paws on top of the mountain. Tourists from all over the world come to look at it the eighth wonder of the world, towering over the jungle.

Mount Sigiriya

It should also visit the gallery of frescoes, preserved in excellent condition. Despite the fact that 500 of the frescoes remain only 17, their meaning and values ​​are clear to us now. It shows a half-naked dancing princesses and court ladies, hovering in the air. In addition, the walls were inscriptions, poems dedicated to female beauty.

Where to stay: in one of the alpine resorts of Ceylon, where in colonial times, the British were hiding from the heat, namely in Kandy or Nuwara Eliya. In addition, you can stay in the capital of Colombo, the country or in one of the beach resorts in the south-east coast of Sri Lanka. What to see: one of the oldest cities of the island of Ceylon Anuradhapura, "Lion's Rock 'Sigiriya, the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic in Kandy, cave monasteries Dambulla, Dutch fort of the 17th century in Galle, a city-museum of Polonnaruwa, and the mountain resort of Nuwara Eliya, also often referred to as "little England". Finally, it is worth to spend a couple of days in the vibrant and bustling capital of the country - the city of Colombo. You may also be interested in Vietnam, India, Indonesia, China, Japan. See also: Can Sri Lanka leave the rented scooter in the parking lot near the beach. The most popular destinations and resorts of the country: Bentota, Galle, Negombo, Kandy, Colombo.