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Pidurangala Rock, Sigiriya

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Hike up Pidurangala Rock, a geological feature offering extensive views of the verdant hilly landscape and an atmosphere of seclusion and contemplation. Standing opposite a larger, more frequented hill, the rock possesses a different charm to its touristy brother, with a quiet and peaceful Buddhist temple at its foot, and a giant reclining Buddha statue in a secluded cave part way up. The ascent takes around half an hour, with a medium difficulty scramble over some boulders near the top, so wear suitable footwear. The views from the top make the exertion worthwhile. Arrange to visit Pidurangala Rock and other attractions in Sigiriya using our Sigiriya vacation route planner.
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  • Climbed up after visiting Sigiriya. SO much better as views included Sigiriya. Cool climb up. 1000Rp entrance. The start of the walk is through a monastery so you do need appropriate clothing for that...  more »
  • First part is stone steps. Some are wet, some steps are broken. The last part you have to climb over some boulders, so you should be able to make some large steps. The view from the top is magnificent...  more »
  • The Pidurangala rock wikrlich is a super low-cost alternative to the Sigiriya rock. It is really very pleasant because there are not many tourists, in contrast to the sigiriya rock where are the toUri buses only so stacks. The ascent takes some courage and climbing but really absolutely doable even for inexperienced users. Convinces not only the views, but also the exciting ascent through the jungle. You should schedule that is to back down before 17: 00 since wild elephants at this time but.
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  • Highly recommended! Don't go to the Lions rock, go here. You save the 30$ pP on Lions rock and can take awesome pictures with Lions rock on them. 3$ donation for monks asked at the entrance, but fully worth the money!
  • Completely worth the visit. I skipped the lion's rock and went here. Beautiful, Serene, Scenic, Peaceful spot. Monks will guide you to the top for the best view of Lion's rock for a nominal tip.
  • A good walk, an ancient temple, the ticket is almost free compared to Sigirilla and you'll get truly excellent views in the top. It's a must.
  • It's a great view of sri Lanka. It's easy climbing.
  • Absolutely cracker experience! Best time for photos of Sigirya is definitely sunrise. A bit of a challenging climb though, so travel light.