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Ruins of King Kassapas Palace at the top of Sigiriya Rock Fortress (Lion Rock), UNESCO World Heritage Site, Sigiriya, Sri Lanka, Asia

Ruins of King Kassapas Palace at the top of Sigiriya Rock Fortress (Lion Rock), UNESCO World Heritage Site, Sigiriya, Sri Lanka, Asia


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Filename: 1109-1158.jpg

Size: 6016 x 4016 (11.8MB)

Date: 9th March 2013

Source: WorldInPrint

Credit: Matthew Williams-Ellis/Robert Harding

Source: www.robertharding.com

City: Sigiriya Rock

County: Central Province

Country: Sri Lanka

© Matthew Williams-Ellis

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Ruins of King Kassapas Palace at the top of Sigiriya Rock Fortress (Lion Rock), UNESCO World Heritage Site, Sigiriya, Sri Lanka, Asia

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5th Century Defence Fortification Fortified Forts Lion Rock Old Ruins Protection Remains Ruined Sigiriya Sigiriya Rock Fortress Sri Lanka Surrounding Wall From Above


EDITORS COMMENTS
This print captures the majestic ruins of King Kassapas Palace at the top of Sigiriya Rock Fortress, perched high on Lion Rock in Sri Lanka. As a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this historical marvel stands as a testament to the rich cultural heritage and architectural brilliance of ancient Sri Lanka. The image showcases the imposing fortress surrounded by lush greenery, with towering trees framing the scene. The cloudy sky adds an air of mystery and drama to the landscape, enhancing its allure. The remains of this fortified palace offer a glimpse into a bygone era, where protection and defense were paramount. The photographer's elevated view from above provides a unique perspective, allowing us to appreciate both the intricate details of the ruins and their integration within nature's embrace. The colors are vibrant yet weathered, reminding us of time's passage and adding depth to this visual narrative. Sigiriya Rock Fortress is not only an important historical site but also an awe-inspiring travel destination for those seeking adventure and cultural exploration. Its significance lies not just in its physical geography but also in its ability to transport visitors back in time. Through this photograph, Matthew Williams-Ellis/Robert Harding invites us to immerse ourselves in this mesmerizing world heritage site - where history meets nature - inviting contemplation about our place within it all.

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