Pidurangala Rock, Sigiriya

4.8
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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  • Visited this place of the old Sri Lankan king, one of the best architectural experience ever seen, it can also be called the Harappa of Sri Lanka  more »
  • I can see all the good reviews and It’s a great view up the top. But the organisation need to do something to get the path right at the last 10 mins to the top. It’s dangerous and not easy to climb...  more »
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  • Nice wee hike up the hill with some little bouldering- seen some people giving up or being very scared. I personally don’t think non of it is needed and everyone can make it up.
  • The most beautiful view I've seen in Sri Lanka, you can walk on a huge rock and see the landscape on every side. Amazing feeling. Also you can see "twin" Lion's Rock on the top
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