At Sigiriya (SriLanka) in the fifth century, the parricide King Kasyapa, on the basis of existing structures, built his palace and the gardens, shaped like a lion. The geological structure consists of a large volcanic rock, over 350 meters high.
Along the way to climb, there is a wall that reflected frescoes, painted by artists from all over the Indian continent.
Among the special features of this site there is a courtroom, made by cutting a monolith: the smaller part, rotated, is located on one side, to allow a smooth transition between the two pieces.
The facade has a “modanatura” (“toro” with astragalus), that defining the perimeter of the room.