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Sigiriya | An ancient city built on top of a giant outcrop

Breathtaking, spectacular, awe-inspiring, spine-tingling and magnificent, just a few words that people have used to describe Sigiriya, an ancient city built on top of and around a giant granite outcrop that rises out of a plain in a remote region of Sri Lanka.

Human occupation aside, this is a stunning natural geological wonder, but the fact the entire rock was turned into a palace adds another dimension to it’s beauty. It is located in the Matale District of the Central Province of Sri Lanka and was designated a World Heritage Site back in 1982 and although there has been a great deal of archaeological work at the site, much of it remains shrouded in mystery.


This lost city, a royal palace built onto and around this 200 metre-high granite rock is another ancient wonder of the world and in this video you can find out all about it. Please watch, like and subscribe.


All images are taken from Google Images for educational purposes only.

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