Sri Lanka’s Giant Magma Plug Fortress

Built as a 'palace in the sky' for a God-king, the mountain fortress of Sigirya boasts beautiful images that actually chronicle his more base instincts. It towers above the surrounding plains of the Matale district in the heart of the country and was carved from the hardened magma of what was once a volcano. Today, it stands as a reminder of the various ancient cultures that helped shape Sri Lanka down through the centuries.

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