Facts and Data
Unesco World heritage since: 1982
Size of heritage:
The ruins of the capital built by the parricidal King Kassapa I (477–95) lie on the steep slopes and at the summit of a granite peak standing some 180m high (the 'Lion's Rock', which dominates the jungle from all sides). A series of galleries and staircases emerging from the mouth of a gigantic lion constructed of bricks and plaster provide access to the site.
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Hotels and places to stay
Signature by Amaya Luxury Resort
Wild Grass Nature Resort
Seerock The King's Domain
The Paradise Resort & Spa
Cinnamon Lodge Habarana
Hotel Wewa Addara
Vista Wewa Addara
Kuwera Eco Lodge
Nice Place Bungalows
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Medium airport - 50 mi (81 km) Batticaloa Airport
Medium airport - 66 mi (106 km) Amparai Airport
Medium airport - 73 mi (119 km) Bandaranaike International Colombo Airport
Large airport - 80 mi (129 km) Beira Lake Seaplane Base
Seaplane base - 93 mi (151 km) Colombo Ratmalana Airport
Medium airport - 98 mi (158 km) Arugam Bay SPB
Seaplane base - 105 mi (170 km) Weerawila International Airport
Small airport - 122 mi (196 km) Trivandrum International Airport
Large airport - 264 mi (426 km)
Bigger and popular cities in the wider vicinity are these:
These are some smaller cities that might be interesting. They are all rather close.
- Kuda Migaswewa