Nature has time and again proved that there is no better architect than her by creating something spectacular and Sigiriya is one of them. Nestling in the central jungle of Sri Lanka, it is a humongous block of granite that rises abruptly over the flat landscape. This fortified rock was used for shelter in pre-historic and one still see the paintings made on walls from that period. The Sigiriya was made into a monastery rock after the death of King Kashyapa who had built a palace on the summit of the rock. The ruins were later discovered in the year 1907 and since then have attracted many tourists. This UNESCO recognized World Heritage Site is considered by some as the eighth wonder of the world.