Sigiriya: Mirror wall, Frescos and Lion’s paws

After climbing steps that seemed endless, I had the first glimpse of the mirror wall. Originally the wall was so polished that it reflected the frescos in the opposite side. Only a small section of the mirror wall and the frescos remain today. On further ascending the stairs, I reached the mighty Lion’s Paws. You’ll get a clear view of the terrace gardens and the water gardens from here. Make sure you carry enough fluids before the climb as there are no shops inside the Sigiriya complex.  I took some time to relax before climbing towards the Summit. I’ll be posting more about Summit in my next post,which will be the final installment of my Sigiriya series.

Part 1: Dambulla to Sigiriya, Sri Lanka

Part 2: Sigiriya: The Climb