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Take a tour of Lion Rock of Sigiriya in Sigiriya, Sri Lanka – part of the World’s Greatest Attractions travel video series by GeoBeats.
One of the most remarkable fortresses in the world, visible above trees and buildings for miles around, is in Sri Lanka.
This is Lion Rock, which once had a carved lion guarding the stairs, the paws of which are still visible.
The stairwell leading up the rock has ancient painted murals, many featuring images of beautiful women.
These frescoes date back many centuries and were, at one time, part of a much larger display covering hundreds of feet.
On top of the Lion Rock are the remains of the fortress palace that once stood there overlooking the area.
Surrounding Lion Rock are several beautiful gardens including a water garden, rock garden, and a terraced garden.