When you get to the top of the giant rock of Sigiriya, the view is breathtaking, as you can see the meadows and the royal gardens below. The first thing you notice is the importance given to water. There are remains of tanks, pools, fountains. The gardens are arranged symmetrically. The rock served as protection because invaders could be seen very easily. You could only get there by bridges. Then you were in these gardens, as a reward for having spent the most difficult stages.