Lonely Rock Fortress or Great Citadel?
Photo by Romesh & Jeneen Weerasooriya - Text by Siri
Kasyapa, now King, fearing his brother will return one day and retake the throne, set up his kingdom on top of the Sigiriya rock which is a natural fortress with a clear view of any approaching armies. He built a beautiful city at the foot of the massive rock, with pleasure gardens, ponds, wide avenues, and with all other amenities that were fit for a king. In the mean time the younger son, Moggallana escaped to India to build an army to avenge the murder of their father.

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