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. For travelers who use our online itinerary creator, Sigiriya holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Pidurangala Rock and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • This was a great hike with fascinating cave meditation rooms for the monks & interesting foliage. The 360 degree vista from the top is magnificent!  more »
  • We are not the Siguriya on but have for Pidurangala chosen. Pretty spicy climb, with on the last short scramble. Once at the top a magnificent view, especially beautiful to look on the siguriya. We chose to do this because this is much cheaper and you are very nicely on the siguriya. Do not regret this choice.
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  • It’s a wonderful experience. All four of us managed to reach the top. Fantastic view of the surrounding area including the Sigiriya Lion Rock. There is a lying Buddha statue which is believed to be th...  more »
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  • Superb view in early mornings and evenings. In the early mornings a lot of local and foreign tourists arrive at the top to witness the sunshine. In the day time it can get hot. I would recommend the best time to visit as the mornings and the evenings where you can observe the surroundings with an amazing view of the world heritage Sigiriya Lion Rock.
  • Beautiful view, there is an easy to follow stairs to the top. Only the last few meters you have to climb over a pile of rocks. So not for elderly and little kids.
  • Marvellous view even though the steps are a bit steep and all. The last part of the hike was a bit risky but then when you reach the top you'll definitely go wow. Such a beautiful place and a view! If you love adventure, you've got to hike this.
  • Best views in Sigiriya. Definitely worth getting up here for the sunrise. You can't miss the entrance as the temple is lit up. The final part of the climb is bouldering so does require you to be physically fit.
  • Ancient temple and small mountain. Top of the mountain 🗻 we can see beautiful landscape with Sigireya lion Rock and surrounding. Keep in mind that we have to go through a " Buddhist TEMPLE ".
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