When you are halfway to the top, you hit upon The Lion's Paws. Amazing how they could construct such magnificent architecture. From US$ 48 per person.
When you are halfway to the top, you hit upon The Lion's Paws. Amazing how they could construct such a magnificent architecture at these heights in ancient years. Perhaps the most iconic structure of the Sigiriya fortress, Lion's Paws is situated just before the summit of Sigiriya Rock.
As the name suggests, the structure is composed of two gigantic paws, flanking a staircase that leads to the royal palace. The attraction was initially an exquisitely chiselled and enormous structure of the head, chest and paws of a crouching lion with open jaws, guarding the entrance to the 5th-century royal residence of King Kashyapa I. But all that remains today are the paws, a reminder of the significance and opulence of King Kashyapa’s reign.
From US$ 48 per person.