Visitors get to Sri Lanka in the newly opened Museum about the historic site in the heart of the island recently became the new Sigiriya Museum by President Mahinda Rajapaksa and Prime Minister Ratnasiri Wickremanayaka opened in a grand ceremony. Called in Sigiriya, or even Lion Rock, see visitors very well preserved ruins from the first Millennium and get an insight into the complex urban planning around the center of the monoliths around. Built in the 5th century, extends beyond 200 feet above the wooded plain Sigirya. A series of moats, walls and impressive mechanized water gardens spread out on both sides of the rock. The frescoes, which were painted under the Rocky overhang and graceful women are one of the most famous sights of Sigiriya. The newly opened Museum presents the results of decades of archaeological research at the world-famous site at Dambulla, which in 1992 was declared by UNESCO a world heritage.
The exhibits give visitors a basic Understanding the history of Sigiriya from the early days to the present. The Museum was built with support of the Japanese Government and is an archaeological site, visitor information center and research facility. A tourist information centre, a book store, an outdoor theater and a cafe, which is currently still under construction are located around the Museum. The cool indoor area invites you to relax and draw force before the rise of the Sigiriya rock fortress. There is further information under. General information about Sri Lanka,. Images and further press information about Sri Lanka under. Information for consumers: Sri Lanka tourism promotion Bureau phone: 089 / 23 66 21 838 email: