Sigiriya Sri Lanka

Sigiriya was built in the 5th century by King Kasyapa I. The centerpiece of Sigiriya was the massive 180 meters (590 ft) high Sigiriya rock, which appeared as though it were a large white cloud floating above the treetops. On its sides were painted beautiful works of art, the Sigiriya Frescoes. 1200 steps led up to the summit of the rock with its spectacular Sky-Palace, which provided a panoramic view of the world below.

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