Lions Rock is Mountain Palace in Sigiriya – landmark pearl Sri Lanka . The main attraction of this place is a mountain palace, located at an altitude of 200 meters. The palace is surrounded by the remains of an extensive network of gardens, pools, and other structures. It is a popular tourist destination in Sri Lanka. Sigiriya is also known for its ancient murals, images. The fortress was built during the reign of King Kasap I (477 – 495 AD), and is one of seven areas of Sri Lanka World Heritage Site. Researchers believe that before the construction of a mountain palace people settled here (mostly monks and hermits).