Sigiriya
Sri Lanka, Sigiriya

In the 5th century AD, the Sri Lankan king Kasapa, who deceived the throne and feared his brother’s revenge, built the capital in an inaccessible place - around the Sigiriya rock. A royal palace once stood on top, a royal park was laid out around the cliff, surrounded by a moat with crocodiles floating in it. An image of a lion was carved in a monolithic rock, and stairs cut into the rock led to the top where the fortress was built. Inside this medieval citadel, the famous frescoes of Sigiriya cannot but hit. After a short ascent along the stone steps, 11 amazing frescoes open up to the eye - half-naked women, whose images were applied with natural paints of a special composition. Examining the ruins of the palace, you will see a giant royal throne, on which King Kasapa sat during ceremonial receptions. Only a small part of the frescoes adorning the magnificent gallery of the palace has survived, but, thanks to the unique technology, they retained their bright colors and you can admire the processions depicted on them. Sigiriya is one of the most amazing places of world heritage, which attracts many tourists throughout the year.

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