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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  • Attention: at the end it views a small climbing you can handle but pretty well, if you're not afraid, worth
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  • Super good alternative if you the price of the Sigiriya rock, like us, also so ridiculously high. You have wonderful views of the lions rock, which otherwise you do not have these rock itself climbs, and t costs next to nothing!! In addition, it is a lot less touristy so we were almost the only at the top! (1 other couple and 1 someone only) ... the only thing we found was that there are 2 dogs layers at the top of the top. they looked lousy, which ensured that the magical atmosphere felt a little less magical ... but definitely recommended!!!!
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  • This rock sits close to the hill fort of Sigiraya and is a fraction of the charge to assent to the viewing vantage points. The final climb is suitable for the most able and steady footed. Doug and Jul...  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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