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Sigiriya - Sigiriya or Sinhagiri (Lion Rock)  is an ancient rock fortress located in the northern Matale District near the town of Dambulla in the Central Province, Sri Lanka. The name refers to a site of historical and archaeological significance that is dominated by a massive column of rock around 180 metres. The capital and the royal palace were abandoned after the king's death. It was used as a Buddhist monastery until the 14th century. Sigiriya today is a UNESCO listed World Heritage Site. It is one of the best preserved examples of ancient urban planning.
Issued Country Sri Lanka
Issued Year 1980
Category Buddhist Architect World Heritage Buddhist Landscape
Type Postage Stamps
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