Sri Lanka Sigiriya Rock Fortress

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Saša Jamšek

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Sigiriya is one of Sri Lanka’s most popular tourist attractions – and with good reason. The rock is utterly impressive as it rises up 200 meters from the ground, only to give way to a flat plateau at their summit. There are steep stairwells to reach the top and many frescos to marvel at on the way up. At the top, you can find the remains of an ancient civilization, including relics of a palace and monastery. It would have taken true engineering ingenuity to build a structure at this height so many centuries ago. Around the rock fort are many important caves and gardens; impressively, they are some of the first landscaped gardens in the world.

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