Sigiriya is both a palace and a fortress of stunning splendor, and is a tribute to its ingenious builders. Lest we forget to the King who wanted a Sri Lanka Holiday deal in a palace built on the flat top of a rock with a terrace and a mirror wall. The entrance is at mid level, through the Famous Lion gate that gives Sigiriya its name makes it the perfect tailor made holiday Sri Lanka. The frescoes of Heavenly Maidens -some twenty, sensuously captivating beauties who have survived out of nearly 600 date to the time of the playboy King Kashyappa, narrate in paint the pleasures of a pristine past of a land that you have chosen when you decided on your Sri Lanka vacation.
Sigiriya is an architectural marvel and a classic example of urban planning in the first millennium. A park laid out on a symmetrical plan to appease Royal indolence and water retaining structures with ingenious surface and subsurface hydraulic systems will surprise you, as most of them function to this day.
What will enthrall you most are the frescoes and the mirror wall graffiti. Together they narrate a story painted and etched of the genius of a people who lived and loved with passion. They surpass the guest comments you will read of the most fastidious of Boutique Hotels in Sri Lanka.
The Frescoes – are drawn in a style considered unique. They radiate an ethereal beauty that seduces your senses with a grace that is exquisite despite its antiquity.
The Mirror Wall- It is said the Mirror Wall was so polished that the King could see himself when he passed through the ornate terrace in the sky. Its surface suggests that it is made of some form of porcelain. The mirror wall has verses dating from the 8th century wherein they wrote on love, irony, loss and grief.
The Gardens of Sigiriya is one of the oldest landscaped gardens in the world.
The Lion’s Mouth – is the entrance to the palace, with its giant paws still intact. A guide for you to imagine the enormous edifice that it once was and still is on the Sri Lanka Map.