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Sigiriya is popular as eight wonder of the world and it was one of Asia`s eldest landscaped garden. Sigiriya is famous for it’s palace ruins on top of a massive 200 meter high rock surrounded by the remains of an extensive network of gardens, reservoirs and other structures. The rock itself is a lava plug left over from an ancient long extinct volcano. Sigiriya is renowned for its ancient paintings (frescoes), which are similar to those found at Ajanta Caves in India. It was used as a rock-shelter mountain monastery from about the 5th century BC, with caves prepared and donated by devotees of the Buddhist Sangha. Sigiriya. You can visit the Sigiriya Museum that shows photos of the excavation of Sigiriya, , reproductions of the frescoes, examples and translations of some of the grati on the Mirror Wall, and artifacts.