Sigiriya Hanging Palace

Highly recommended
From the red rock of Sigiriya, King Kasyapa the Patricide created a citadel, a capital, a palace and a hanging garden at an altitude of 200m/660ft. Set off early to make the ascent up to this eyrie built in the 5C, climbing over a thousand steps. Highlights include the Damsel Fresco and the panoramic view over the terraced gardens. Wonderful!

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Minneriya National Park
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