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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  • We were so excited to climb the Pidurangala rock but was denied entry just because we were wearing headscarves for religious reason. I never thought to google on that because I’ve been to huge and sma...  more »
  • Much better than the Lion Rock and the 360 degrees views are bomb! Better to come early to make it before sunrise as the crowds start coming around 8. The hike itself is not difficult, just the last p...  more »
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  • Really nice place ! Visitors can see to magnificent view from the top of the rock at early morning and evening by watching the sun rises and sun sets. Definitely a awesome please to visit.
  • Quite tough hiking after reaching Sleeping Buddha statue, but worth the effort. Views are amazing. Take proper shoes, it's not just a walk.
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