|Address:||Sigiriya, Tel: +94-, Fax: +94-,|
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Sigiriya is a magnificent complex of geometrically laid gardens, pools, and fountains. The entrance to Sigiriya once was a lions head, only the huge paws remain today. The fountains are an important remains of an high culture which is sometimes called the hydraulic era, as most remains have a connection to water. The fountains at Sigiriya are still working today. It was built in the 5th century by King Kasyapa. He lived here until he was killed in a battle against his brother. After this the palce was abandoned.
To the South of the palace lies Sigiriya Rock, a single rock, overlooking the fertile plains around. Half way up is a natural cave with murals of bare breasted maidens. This pictures are still a mystery.