* Sigiriya (Lion Rock) is a ancient place. (200.meters high) it was selected by king Kasyapa (477-495 CE) for his capital.
* After the king's death it was used as a Buddhist monastery until the 14 century.
* it is a one of the best preserved examples of ancient planning and most impotent urban planing sites of the first millennium.
* The garden of the Sigiriya are one of most important aspects of the site. its the oldest landscaped gardens in the world