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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. 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 steep hill near sigiriya is not as popular as it's neighbour Sigiriya fort. The hill is very steep to climb, the path is strewn with boulders and there are no handrail or steps. The entry fee of....  more
    This steep hill near sigiriya is not as popular as it's neighbour Sigiriya fort. The hill is very steep to climb, the path is strewn with boulders and there are no handrail or steps. The entry fee of....  more »
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    So, everything that you need to do when you come to Sri Lanka - it's called Bhathiya! And enjoy your vacation )  more »
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  • Amazing view from the top! We climbed in the dark, which is a (fun) challenge, even with a good torch as we had. Just take your time and don't rush it: we did it in about 20-30 minutes. It's definitely worth the climb, even tough we didn't see the sun rise because of clouds, it was an amazing experience. As we understood, only at the beginning you have to cover your knees and shoulders, because of the temple close to the entrance. Ps: entrance fee was 500.
  • One of the beautiful place to see panoramic view of Sigiriya area as well as see the sunset and sunrise. 40 min climb from the start point to come to the top. Need to be careful when you are climbing because some areas are bit slippery. There are plenty of space for parking at the entrance. You have to be enter to the pidurangala temple first get into the trail starting point

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