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Sri Lanka Sigiriya
Sri Lanka sigiriya

Sigiriya is one of Sri Lanka’s main attractions, a natural rock formation that erupts from the surrounding forest and topped with an ancient fortress.

Currently listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and last utilised as a Buddhist monastery up until the 14th century, Sigiriya Rock is now a popular historical attraction and spot to view the sunrise, with a steep, uneven staircase taking visitors to the top.

The museum, located near the ticket booth, offers information about the site as well as a diorama of the monument and reproductions of the ancient frescoes.

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