Sigiriya, also known as The Lion Rock, Sri Lanka, is a rock fortress and a palace located in the Matale district of Sri Lanka. This ruin is surrounded by gardens, ponds, and other structures. Sigiriya was built by King Kassapa and it is included as a World Heritage site. Sigiriya is the best-preserved city center in Asia.
The Sigiriya Lion Rock in Sri Lanka is actually a hardened magma plug from an extinct volcano. The most significant feature of the rock would be the lion staircase leading to the palace garden. The Lion could be visualized as a huge figure towering against the granite cliff. The opened mouth of the Lion leads to the staircase built of bricks and timber. However, the only remains of this majestic structure are the two paws and the masonry walls surrounding it. Nevertheless, the cuts and groves in the rock face give an impression of a lion figure.