The Sigiriya site consists of a citadel built by King Kashyapa and is divided into three parts.
The upper part of the site, with the flat rock, has the ruins of the top portion of the palace.
The middle section consists of the Lion Gate, the Mirror walls, and its Frescoes.
The lower part has the gardens and moats that protect the citadel.
The site was planned in such a way that they combine natural and human-made resources using symmetry and asymmetry.
It has water retaining structures, reservoirs, etc. all interlocked to form a complex system.
Tips While Visiting Sigiriya Rock Fortress
There are a few things to keep in mind while visiting this magnificent sight.
1. Sigiriya Rock Fortress is one of the most popular sightseeing places in Sri Lanka. So when you plan your trip, take care of the crowd.
2. The climb consists of nearly 1200 steps and may take roughly an hour to get to the site. So make sure you have comfortable footwear to put on.
3. The climb is not recommended for the elderly as it is quite steep in some areas.
4. Make sure to get there as early as possible. This way, you can avoid the crowd, and you can take time to click pictures along the way.