Ancient City of Sigiriya World Heritage Site

Official name
Ancient City of Sigiriya | UNESCO
Country
Sri Lanka
Continent
Asia
Location
Central Province, Matale District
7.9500° Lat, 80.7500° Lon
Code
202
Time Zone
Asia/Colombo, +0530 +0530
Current Time
Category
Cultural
Description
Inscribed 1982. The ruins of the capital built by the parricidal King Kassapa I (477–95) lie on the steep slopes and at the summit of a granite peak standing some 180m high (the 'Lion's Rock', which dominates the jungle from all sides). A series of galleries and staircases emerging from the mouth of a gigantic lion constructed of bricks and plaster provide access to the site.