A Photo a Day

April 9, 2005

Sigiriya: the lion rock.

Filed under: — lbobke @ 10:31 pm

Sigiriya - lion rock
From the lion’s paws forming the entrance, it is a steep climb to a plateau 200 metres above, where you can see the remains of the ancient fortifications.

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