Sunday, December 18, 2011

Rock Sigiriya (Lion's Rock)

Sigiriya is located in North Central Sri Lanka. It contains the ruins of an ancient palace complex, built during the reign of King Kasyapa (477AD - 495 AD). Sigiriya may have been inhabited through Pre-Historic times. It was used as a rock-shelter mountain monastery from about the 3rd century BC, with caves prepared and donated by devotees to the Buddhist Sangha. The garden and the palace was built by King Kasyapa 477 - 495 AD. Then after Kasyapa's death it was a monastery complex up to about the 14th century after which it was abandoned. 

6 comments:

eileeninmd said...

What a neat place to visit, great photos. Happy Scenic Sunday!

eileeninmd said...

What a neat place to visit, great photos. Happy Scenic Sunday!

African Bloggers Community said...

This place is very historical and will definitely be attracting lots of tourists.

Nekky said...

Nice place to visit Shifan. Sri Lanka sure has a lot to offer.
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Ewa said...

maybe one day I'll have a chance to visit this beautiful place :)

JTWisdom said...

That would such a cool place to visit Shifan. To think that was a monastery. Very interesting.

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