Sri Lanka - Colombo & Cultural Triangle

Sigiriya Rock fortress, or Lion’s Rock as it is commonly referred to, is the most recognisable site of Sri Lanka’s Cultural Triangle.

The summit of this almost inaccessible rock looms around 200 metres above the surrounding jungle, and was the setting for a courtly paradise of elegant pavilions amid gardens and pools.

The rock was transformed into a recumbent lion by the addition of a brick-built head and foreparts, however nowadays only the paws remain. The rock’s natural defences were augmented by broad moats and stone perimeter walls and in the event of an enemy approach, the outer moat was built so as to flood the entire area between the two moats.

Sigiriya Hotels

Aliya Resort & Spa$$

Inspired by the elephant (Aliya), simplicity and luxurious surroundings the resort is made up of chalet type accommodation, suites and wooden chalets. All rooms are designed with a minimalistic concept and are spacious and comfortable without redundant decor. The wooden chalets are simple with all modern conveniences and set on wooden platforms with comfortable custom-made queen-size beds with thick mattresses. This area is completely private and for your exclusive use. There are a number of ...

Aliya Resort & Spa

Jetwing Vil Uyana$$$

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