|UNESCO #202 - Sigiriya Lion's Rock and Frescoes - SRI LANKA|
Monday, July 22, 2013
Ancient City of Sigiriya - SRI LANKA - UNESCO #202
Today I've received three more amazing cards from Du who went on vacations on Sri Lanka. This one, was the site Du enjoyed the most - according to him, when standing on the top of the rock, staring at that breathtaking view he totally understood why the king built the palace there. Thank you very much Du. Now I have 98 sites, only 893 to finish my collection. This postcard took 25 days to arrive!
Sigiriya is a unique witness to the civilization of Ceylon. 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 370 m 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.