Sigirya Fortress or the Lion Rock is an amazing attraction that attracts quiet a few visitors, both foreign and Sri Lankan.
The fortress is built on the top of a rock that raises approximately 200 meters above the surrounding plain. It’s built around 455 AD by King Kashyapa. Think about climbing the rock by using only footsteps carved into the rock and probably some scaffolding in order to carry bricks an other materials to the building site at the top. Later staircases have been applied.
of course we couldn’t see the view from the fortress to the plain. And did not expect to be able to view the fortress from the neighboring Pindurangala rock. So we skipped climbing the Pindurangala in the rain