Adam's Peak (Sri Lanka). 'Climbing Adam’s Peak was my most magical experience in Sri Lanka. Among lights glowing in the darkness and the smell of ginger, I relished pilgrims’ chants and encouraging cheerful smiles. Reaching the freezing top of the sacred mountain was a most fulfilling sensation.' http://www.lonelyplanet.com/sri-lanka/the-hill-country/adams-peak-sri-pada
Sigiriya ,Sri Lanka: King Kasyapa (477 – 495 AD) built his palace on the top of this rock and decorated its sides with colourful frescoes. On a small plateau about halfway up the side of this rock he built a gateway in the form of an enormous lion. It is one of the best preserved examples of ancient urban planning. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Sigiriya, Sri Lanka. On a small plateau about halfway up the side of this rock he built a gateway in the form of an enormous lion. The name of this place is derived from this structure —Sīhāgiri, the Lion Rock. The capital and the royal palace were abandoned after the king's death. It was used as a Buddhist monastery until 14th century