Visit Sigiriya Rock Fortress
Sigiriya, Ancient Cities, Sri Lanka
Visit Sigiriya Rock Fortress, the most famous heritage site in Sri Lanka.
Built in 473 by King Kaspaya, Sigiriya Rock Fortress is arguably the most famous heritage site in Sri Lanka. It sits on a huge, solitary rock, rising above surrounding plains. Besides being a fortress, a palace, gardens and pools were also built on the rock's summit with defensive work around them. The summit can be reached by over 1,000 flight of stairs.