Sigiriya

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A “citadel in the sky” the spectacular Sigiriya Rock Fortress rises sheer and impregnable out of the denuded plains of the dry zone, sitting atop a huge out crop of gneiss rock towering 200m above the surrounding countryside. The shortest-lived but the most extraordinary of all Sri Lanka's medieval capitals Sigiriya was declared a World Heritage Site in 1982 and is now the country's most memorable single attraction; probably an eighth wonder of the world. A remarkable archeological site made unforgettable by its dramatic setting. It is also proposed that the site should be named the eighth wonder of the world, indicating it is in the same league as other international wonders such as the Grand Canyon and Ancient Pyramids.

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