Sigiriya (the Lion Rock), is an ancient rock fortress located in Northern corner of the Central Province. According to the historical writings it was made capital of Sri Lanka by king Kashyapa (477 – 495 CE) decorating the rock with palace on the rock, a frescoes cave, mirror wall which ancient visitors endorsed their poems on it, and water work of canals, pools and natural air conditioning on the garden. Aster the king, this rock town was converted to a Buddhist monastery for a while. Then ruin approached. Archeological remains are nominated as a world heritage by UNSCO.