Day 96 Amazing Sigiriya and exciting Dambulla

Ib Margido and Luna Noor relaxing on top of The Lion Rock Fortress

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On our way from Kalkudah to Kandy, we had to stop at some of the main attractions in Sri Lanka. These are called, the Lion Rock Fortress in Sigiriya and the The Cave Temple in Dambulla. The history of these two attractions are quite unique. In short, the Lion Rock Fortress is a 200 meter high massive rock. In the 5th century the king of Sri Lanka Kasyapa, wanted this place to be his new capital and built an urban city with impressing architecture at the foot of this rock. On top of the rock he built a palace to keep him safe… The Cave Temple in Dambulla consists of 5 caves and they have altogether 153 Buddha statues and are full of paintings on the walls and ceilings. Before these caves were dedicated Buddha and his life (when Buddhism arrived Sri Lanka), findings show that ancient Sri Lankians have lived in the caves as there has been found 2700 years old sceletons burried nearby…

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Sigirya – Lion Rock Fortress

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Dambulla Cave Temple

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2 thoughts on “Day 96 Amazing Sigiriya and exciting Dambulla

  1. Puh! Ikke akkurat for noen med høydeskrekk; den oppstigningen til Lion Rock Fortress!
    Tøffe og utrolig flotte bilder som gir oss et snev av eventyrene dere har. Det er en fornøyelse å lese og få se mye av det dere opplever.
    Klem fra Astrid ❤

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    • Så fint å høre! Ja, vi har virkelig noen utrolig fine opplevelser og Lion Rock Fortress var bare magisk. Å komme til toppen for så å se utover landskapet var helt nydelig. 🙂 Håper dere har det fint der hjemme. Varme klemmer fra SivenLiven med familie

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