Sigiriya: The Summit

The climb to the Summit from Lion’s paws was much shorter and easier than I had anticipated. After all these climbing I felt like I was on top of the world (or at least Sri Lanka :-D). The palatial complex built by King Kassapa I are in ruins today save for the throne carved in rock.  Had these remnants were also reclaimed by the nature, the whole era of King Kassapa would have ended up as a fantasy story. Sigiriya was converted into a Buddhist monastery after King’s death and it was later abandoned.

Part 1: Dambulla to Sigiriya, Sri Lanka

Part 2: Sigiriya: The Climb

Part 3: Sigiriya; Mirror wall, Frescos and Lion’s paws

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Author: Sreejith Vijayakumar

Have a great liking for travelling and learning about different cultures and communities. Strongly believe that world is a wonderful place to live in.

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