Sigiriya is located in the central Matale District of the Central Province, Sri Lanka. The area gets its name from the massive column of rock nearly 200 meters high which was once the center of the royal capital built by King Kasyapa (Wikipedia)
Once on top the view is amazing; the ruins themselves and not extraordinary, it’s a good idea to pass by the museum at the entrance of the site to get an idea of what to find and how archaeologist think it was before going up.
On mid climb one can find some very nice paintings as the one below.
Climbing up the rock is quite a good exercise, the walk is steep and mostly done through 900 steps carved in rock on on metal ladders.