5 Most Genuine Spots to Visit in Sri Lanka

5. Sigiriya


Named the eighth wonder of the world by locals, this ancient palace and fort complex has significant archaeological significance, attracting thousands of tourists every year. The palace is located in the heart of the island between the cities of Dambulla and Habarane on a massive rocky plateau 370 meters above sea level.

Sigiriya rock plateau, formed from magma of an extinct volcano, is 200 meters higher than the surrounding jungle. The fortress complex contains remnants of a ruined palace, surrounded by an extensive network of fortifications, extensive gardens, ponds, canals, lanes, and fountains. The surrounding areas of Sigiriya were hampered for several thousand years.