The name "Sigiriya" means Lion's Rock. This Rock fortress is located in Mathale District, few km away from Dambulla – Habarana main road.
In year 477, during the Anuradhapura kingdom time, prince Kashyapa assassinated his old father, king Dathusena by plastering him up in a wall and took over the throne. But he felt Anuradapura is not a Safe place to establish his kingdom, because of the threats from the real owner of the throne, his brother prince Mugalan.
So He selected Sigiriya and built this magnificent city on top of this 200 m high granite rock. Actually this rock was middle of the jungle
with a natural protection. No body easily can reach there. He got many creative craftmen and architects in his team,
so he was able to build this great ancient city, still the world is talking about.
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