Sigiriya Rock Fortress
Sigiriya is an ancient rock fortress and palace ruin situated in Sri Lanka, surrounded by the remains of an extensive network of gardens, reservoirs, and other structures. A popular tourist destination, Sigiriya is also renowned for its ancient paintings (frescos), which are reminiscent of the Ajanta Caves of India.
Sigiriya ancient Paintings
John Still in 1907 had observed that; "The whole face of the hill appears to have been a gigantic picture gallery... the largest picture in the world perhaps". The paintings would have covered most of the western face of the rock, covering an area 140 meters long and 40 meters high. There are references in the Graffiti to 500 ladies in these paintings.
Dambulla cave temple
Dambulla cave temple also known as the Golden Temple of Dambulla is a World Heritage Site (1991) in Sri Lanka, situated in the central part of the country. This site is situated 148 km east of Colombo and 72 km north of Kandy. It is the largest and best-preserved cave temple complex in Sri Lanka. The rock towers 160 m over the surrounding plains.There are more than 80 documented caves in the surrounding area.
Pink Quartz Mountain in Namal Uyana
The quartz deposit in Namal Uyana is spreading over 105 hectares is the largest in South Asia and is estimated to be 550 million-years-old. The researchers conducted to explore the ingredients containing in this pink quartz has proven that it contains majority of Cylicon di-oxide (chemical name) along with other minerals which makes the mountain?s color as Pink.