Sigiriya- The lion rock

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Sigiriya (Lion Rock) is spotted in the focal Matale District close town of Dambulla of the Central Province, Sri Lanka. The name alludes to a site of chronicled and archeaological essentialness that is ruled by a gigantic section of rock almost 200 metres (660 ft) high. As per the aged Sri Lankan narrative the Culavamsa the site was chosen by King Kasyapa (477 – 495 CE) for his new capital. He based his royal residence on the highest point of this rock and enlivened its agrees with colourful frescoes. On a little level about part of the way up the side of this rock he manufactured a passage as a tremendous lion. The name of this spot is determined from this structure —Sīhāgiri, the Lion Rock. The capital and the illustrious royal residence were surrendered after the lord's passing. It was utilized as a Buddhist cloister until the fourteenth century.

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