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Pidurangala

Sigiriya
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Pidurangala

Home to a monastery that dates back to the 1st century BC, Pidurangala, provides a breath-taking point of view of Sigiriya and surrounding landscapes. Pidurangala is a large rock situated a couple of kilometres away from Sigiriya. The rock is home to a monastery that dates back to the 1st century BC which is now a temple. Starting the climb through the present-day temple one comes across various caves where monks still live to this day. The climb takes you through lush forests on a well-made stone made path until you reach a large statue of a reclining lord Buddha. From here onwards the path stops but one can reach the summit by following a rocky trail that will require scaling a few rocks. The view from the top of the rock provides a breath-taking point of view of Sigiriya and the surrounding landscape of forest, hills and lakes.

Suitable for children:

Home to a monastery that dates back to the 1st century BC, Pidurangala, provides a breath-taking point of view of Sigiriya and surrounding landscapes.

Duration:

Approx. 2h (not inclusive of travel time)

Difficulty:

Moderate to Challenging (plenty of irregular steps)

What to wear/bring:

Kindly cover your shoulders, knees, take off your shoes and bring a pair of socks as the ground may heat up.

Guided:

Guided visit. If unaccompanied by a guide a site guide can be arranged.

Good to know:

The last portion requires scaling some rocks to reach the summit, however, the risk is quite minimal and there is always someone to lend a hand. Please respect Buddhist customs and do not take pictures with your back to the Lord Buddha. Sunrise visit is recommended.

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