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Sri Lanka, Ancient City of Sigiriya

 Posted by , last edited on March 01, 2014 at 15:12:21

Location Central Province, Matale District, Sri Lanka
Coordinates N7 57 0 E80 45 0
Date of Inscription 1982

Brief Description (http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/202 )

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.

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Lion Hill, Sigiriya Prison, Sigiriya Pools, Sigiriya

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