One of the most inspiring, dramatic, and beautiful historical locations in the world is the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Sigiriya Rock Fortress. In 1982, UNESCO declared Sigiriya as a World Heritage site. The Sigiriya Rock Fortress palace is located in the heart of the island between the towns of Dambulla and Habarana on a massive rocky plateau 370 meters above the sea level. In Sri Lanka, Sigiriya Rock Fortress view amaze the visitors with the unique harmony between the environment and human imagination.
Referred by locals as the Eighth Wonder of the World, this ancient palace and fortress complex has significant archaeological importance and attracts thousands of tourists every year. It is probably the most visited tourist destination in Sri Lanka.