2011-02-16

Sigiriya Rock

Hi, it is ENDOH takanao @MiCHiLU

I climbed to the Sigiriya Rock in Sri-Lanka.

The Sigiriya Rock is a rock hill in the forest. There is historic ruins, some pools, some building made rocks and many stone stirs around the rock. It is the ancient city of Sigiriya (World Heritage site) 1500 years ago.





Entered the site, there were some ancient fountains in the Water Gardens, then went through these, starts the steps witch leads to the Sigiriya Rock. At the foot of the rock, there were the Mirror Wall by the way along the rock and Frescoes over the way.








The Frescoes is cave painting of the famed Sigiriya Ladies the ancient people painted with flowers and leaves. The Mirror Wall is made of caustic lime with honey and egg white. It reflected Frescoes on the other side of the way with written the poems on itself in those days.




Then went through the way, there was the Lion's Paws witch is the entrance of the steps used to climb up to on the top rock. I went up the steep cliff slowly.






When I reached the top there was a royal palace on the rock standing some 200 meters high. I gazed at the most amazing view from there. There was a pool in the sky before my eyes. It was a striking vista in the extensive northern plain.





If you have the journey to Sri-Lanka, the Sigiriya Rock is worth visiting.

2 comments:

Haru said...

Hi MiCHiLU,

I've been there by short trip with my wife about seven years ago! Thank you for uploading the several pictures of Sri-Lanca and nice diaries about your travel. There were a lot of beautiful places and the people living in the country were very kind to Japanese travelers.
I'm looking back on the place with nostalgia.

I want to go there again someday.
--
Hal

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