The moat of King Kasyapa's royal palace at Sigiriya.
Entering the ruins of King Kasyapa's Lower Palace in Sigiriya.
The route to the top tunnels through rocks.
A steep stone staircase leads to the terrace at the base of the rock.
The steps leading up Sigiriya Rock is cut into the sheer wall of the rock.
A spiral staircase makes the climb a whole lot easier for modern visitors to Sigiriya.
Going up the spiral staircase.
Above the spiral staircase are the fantastic wall frescoes of Sigiriya.
The Mirror Wall of Sigiriya was once so well polished that it reflects the frescoes which were painted on the rocks on the opposite site.
Halfway stopover at Sigiriya is the magnificent Lion's Platform.
Some parts of Sigiriya Rock overhands the base, offering spectacular views.
My porter bringing my tripod to the peak of Sigiriya Rock.
The rock-cut pool at the top of Sigiriya Rock.
My porter, with the view from the top of Sigiriya Rock.
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