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Pidurangala hike

Pidurangala hike

Sigiriya Rock is one of the most popular and famous tourist attractions in Sri Lanka. It’s an ancient rock fortress with a brilliant view from the top. However, you might not have heard about Sigiriya’s neighbouring rock. Pidurangala Rock might not have quite the same historical significance as Sigiriya, but the view from the top is arguably even more impressive.
There are many reasons to hike Pidurangala Rock. First, while the hike is a bit of a challenge, the effort is well worth it.
Even though Sigiriya Rock has some really intriguing features, like the massive lion paws before the final ascent to the top, Pidurangala Rock has some interesting elements. There’s a giant reclining Buddha statue about halfway up, partially reconstructed out of brick. make sure you bring a sarong or scarf, as you’ll need to cover your shoulders when you walk through the temple grounds. The first part of the hike is a fairly steady ascent, walking next to a steep rock wall. There are some stairs and large boulders to step across. we highly recommend that you wear hiking boots or sneakers with a grip. This is essential for the second portion of the hike that isn’t quite as easy to navigate.