Skip to Content

Reviewer notes

Use this space to describe your geocache location, container, and how it's hidden to your reviewer. If you've made changes, tell the reviewer what changes you made. The more they know, the easier it is for them to publish your geocache. This note will not be visible to the public when your geocache is published.

EarthCache

Sigiriya Rock - The Lion Mountain

A cache by MountainNinja Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 2/4/2009
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
4 out of 5

Size: Size: other (other)

Join now to view geocache location details. It's free!

Watch

How Geocaching Works

Please note Use of geocaching.com services is subject to the terms and conditions in our disclaimer.

Geocache Description:


SIGIRIYA ROCK - The Lion Mountain
MountainNinja´s Cache Nr 84 (Earth Cache Nr 5)

Sigiriya Rock is located in Matale District in the Central Province of Sri Lanka.
It is within the cultural triangle, which includes five of the seven world heritage sites in Sri Lanka.

The Sigiriya rock is a hardened magma plug from an extinct and long-eroded volcano.
The monolithe stands high above the surrounding plain, visible for miles in all directions.
The rock rests on a steep mound that rises abruptly from the flat plain surrounding it.
The rock itself rises 370m above sea level and is sheer on all sides, in many places overhanging the base.
It is elliptical in plan and has a flat top that slopes gradually along the long axis of the ellipse.

Sigiriya Rock Fortress was created by King Kasyapa who reigned between 477- 495 AD.
The summit of this almost inaccessible rock was the setting for a courtly paradise of elegant
pavilions amid gardens and pools.

The rock was transformed into a recumbent lion by the addition of a brick-built head and
foreparts of which only the paws remain. The rock's natural defences were augmented
by broad moats and stone perimeter walls. In the event of an enemy approach,
the outer moat was built so as to flood the entire area between the two moats.

To get credit and claim a "Find" for this EarthCache you must climb Sigiriya Rcok,
post a picture of yourself/s with your GPS on top (optional - not a must)

Tell us via email how high you estimate the rock comes out of the jungle
and how the buildings are called you see on top.

ECs by MN

free counters

 

Additional Hints (No hints available.)



 

Find...

1,025 Logged Visits

Found it 1,006     Didn't find it 1     Write note 13     Temporarily Disable Listing 2     Enable Listing 2     Publish Listing 1     

View Logbook | View the Image Gallery of 1,070 images

**Warning! Spoilers may be included in the descriptions or links.

Current Time:
Last Updated: on 12/10/2017 12:43:18 PM (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) (8:43 PM GMT)
Rendered From:Unknown
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum

Return to the Top of the Page