sigiriya rock fortress UNESCO heritage

Sigiriya Fortress City Hiriwadunna Village & Lake

Sigiriya Rock Fortress is the 8th wonder of the ancient world, an important UNESCO World Heritage site and testament to the sophistication of ancient construction. Be blown away by this architectural masterpiece with fountains that still work after 1500 years. Give yourself time to fully grasp the beauty of the ancient frescos of half-naked royal women on the rock face, the fortifications around the rock and the grand city built in the 5th century CE. Enjoy the breathtaking aerial view over jungles, rural villages and giant lakes and mountains after going up more than 1000 steps carved into the rock face.

After climbing down, experience the authentic life of villagers with a special lunch in the Hiriwadunna village. Walk around the village and its lake, watching birds and wildlife as well as bullock carts transporting goods to the market.In Hiriwadunna you can experience a wonderful elephant back safari through the forests and villages of Habarana amid plentiful wildlife.

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