Sigiriya is one of the major Attraction place in Sri Lanka. It is call as 'Lion rock' too and it is stands overlooking the green jungle surroundings.Sigiriya are displayed architectural tradition in Sri Lanka. This is 200Mtrs. heights. This was built by King Kasyapa, a son of King Dhatusena.
Anybody can see water gardens, gallery of frescoes painted on the sheer rock face, the mirror wall with graffiti, lion platform, the summit, King’s seat etc… with in the Sigiriya.
The History of Sigiriya
Sigiriya dates back from over 7,000 years ago, through Pre-Historic to Proto-Historic to Early Historic times, then as a rock-shelter mountain monastery from about the 3rd century BC, with caves prepared and donated by devotees to the sangha.
The garden city and the palace was built by king Kasyapa 477 - 495 AD. Then after king Kasyapa's death it was a Buddhist monastery complex upto about the 14th century.
The Mahavamsa, the ancient historical record of Sri Lanka, describes King Kasyapa as a parricide, who murdered his father King Dhatusena by walling him up alive and then usurping the throne which rightfully belonged to his brother Mogallana. To escape from the armies of Mogallana, Kasyapa is said to have built his palace on the summit of Sigiriya, but Mogallana finally managed to get to Kasyapa and he committed suicide.