View of the Summit ( Sigiriya)
Photo and Text by Siri
The entire top surface of the rock fortress, about 3 acres in area, was used to the full. Every drop of water that fell on the rock was collected with an intricate system of channels, enough even for a bathing pool on the top. Every square inch of the surface was used so effectively, even by today's standards, it is a marvel of engineering with palaces, water gardens, temples and shrines, and a throne cut out of solid rock and numerous other buildings.

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