Sigiriya Lion Rock and Dambulla Rock Caves tour
Sigiriya full-day tour departing from Colombo, explore the legendary Dambulla Cave temple. Marvel at the towering Lion Rock, and immerse yourself in Sri Lanka’s history.
The day will start with a trip to the Sigiriya Lion Rock located in the Central Province of Sri Lanka. The city is labelled as the Eighth Wonder of The World and the best preserved city centre in Asia from the 1st millennium. The complex consists of the central rock, rising 200 meters above the surrounding plain. It’s surrounded by two moats and three ramparts. With its combination of buildings and gardens, pathways, water gardens and the fusion of symmetrical and asymmetrical elements, it displays the grandeur and complexity of urban-planning in 5th century Sri Lanka.
The ancient rock city of Sigiriya is one of the most amazing ruins in Sri Lanka. Sigiriya Rock, also called an impregnable natural granite fortress, is a representative cultural heritage designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1982 as an overwhelming representative image that appears in Sri Lanka travel photos.
|Dambulla||You will explore in the cave at the Dambulla Cave Temple Complex. Dambulla is an ancient city with a history of early inhabitants reaching as far back as 7th to 3rd century BC. The place is famous for the largest and best preserved cave temple complex. The complex contain statues and paintings, along with having the largest rose quartz mountain in South Asia from 1st century BCE. There are five caves under a vast overhanging rock and the ceilings. Beautiful paintings covers the ceiling with intricate patterns of religious images following the contours of the rock. There are images of the Lord Buddha and bodhisattvas, as well as various Hindu gods and goddesses. Spend time at the monastery which is still functional and receives visitors daily. And learn a little bit more about Sri Lanka’s wonderful history.|