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.
Aliya Resort & Spa$$
Inspired by the elephant (Aliya), simplicity and luxurious surroundings the resort is made up of chalet type accommodation, suites and wooden chalets. All rooms are designed with a minimalistic concept and are spacious and comfortable without redundant decor. The wooden chalets are simple with all modern conveniences and set on wooden platforms with comfortable custom-made queen-size beds with thick mattresses. This area is completely private and for your exclusive use. There are a number of ...
Jetwing Vil Uyana$$$
The property features 25 individual dwellings which boast a water, forest, paddy field or marsh setting. Rooms are luxuriously appointed but in keeping with the local environment and eco friendly ethos. All have a private deck and an outdoor dining area to take full advantage of the idyllic surroundings. The paddy field and forest dwellings even come with a private pool. With such vast grounds, walking opportunities are excellent with a resident naturalist on hand to guide you or set off on y...
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