* 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      

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