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Pidurangala Rock is only a 20-minute walk from Sigiriya Rock and costs about $3 to enter. The view from the top of the rock is more impressive than the more famous and popular Sri Lankan hill. The rock offers a chance to explore a more natural setting, visit cave temples, see what was once the largest brick reclining Buddha in the world, and experience history without the crowds. It could be the best $3 you have ever spent, and only takes about 2 hours to complete.


You’ll have to scramble up and over boulders after passing the stairs for few hundred steps from the entrance. It’s a short trip, but much more challenging than the previous section or any place at Sigiriya Rock. Make sure you have suitable shoes for this section and a headlight if you’re planning to climb it before sunrise or after sunset. It's a short but difficult climb, but it's a long way to reach the top of the rock.


There is an easier way to reach the top of the mountain. If you want to climb, there is a better way to get to the summit. We are happy to share this with the world's best climbers.

Pidurangala Rock is one of the best vistas in Sigiriya. The flat, rock summit gives you views in all directions. It's the kind of picture you could get from drone photography with no need for a drone. Since you can find 360 degrees of views, the summit is a great place for sunrise or sunset too. We ate our snacks, drank some water, and just contemplated life on the summit of the rock. We also took a look at the sunrise and sunset at the summit.


Posted by kasthurijr. 16:20 Archived in Sri Lanka Tagged sky sunset history travel rocks attractions heritage sri_lanka sigiriya pidurangala kasthurijr kasthuriarachchijr kasthugraphy

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