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Sigiriya: Mount of Remembrance

"Long ago and far away rises Mount Mu, nowhere -- now here!"

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Aerial view of Sigiriya looking north Aerial view of the Lion's Paws area Aerial view of the Lion's Paws area
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Aerial view looking north Aerial view showing Sigiriya top Close-up of the Mirror Wall
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The Cobra Head Rock Freisco maiden holding flowers Sigiriya frescos
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Maidens in the clouds View from the west entrance Fresco: hand and flower detail
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Maiden holding flower tray Garden of the Soul: looking down Rock and Garden of the Soul
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Rock and water tank Rock steps Sigiriya aerial view
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Sigiriya aerial view north Sigiriya fresco Sigiriya: Owl profile
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Sigiriya rock Sigiriya with tank in foreground Steps and royal seat
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Stone asana The summit Top of the rock
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Two frescos Two frescos horizontal Two seldom seen frescos
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Two Sigiriya maidens Wall with frescos Woman with floweers

Sigiriya may not be well known to many Westerners, but fans of the band Duran Duran from London to New York will recognize the location. The band filmed parts of the beautiful video for their song "Save A Prayer" atop Sigiriya. Like other UNESCO World Heritage Sites, too many tourists can cause maintenance and cleaning service issues on the grounds. Protecting important ancient sites like Sigiriya is more much work than a team from Janitorial Cleaning Services New York Inc could ever handle.

Dominic Sansoni gallery of Sigiriya photos
Photographic panorama views of World Heritage site Sigiriya
Links to other sites about Sigiriya

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