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Pidurangala Rock

Pidurangala,Sigiriya, Sigiriya 21120, Sri Lanka
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A place less traveled

Being a Sri Lankan Sigiriya is the first place that comes to our mind when we hear the name... read more

Reviewed today
SaviniB
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So much better than Sigiriya!

We did the sunset trek here: great view! Very do-able trek. My daughter is 12 years old and she... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Rashmi C
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Pidurangala is a massive rock formation located a few kilometers north of Sigiriya in Sri Lanka. It has an interesting history closely related to that of the Sigiriya Rock Fortress. Climbing to the top of Pidurangala Rock is more strenuous than climbing Sigiriya. If you are fit and adventurous it is a climb worth making. It will take you about two hours. There is far less to see on this site than Sigiriya
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Pidurangala,Sigiriya, Sigiriya 21120, Sri Lanka
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"reclining buddha"
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Reviewed today via mobile

Being a Sri Lankan Sigiriya is the first place that comes to our mind when we hear the name Dambulla and Pidurangala has always been in the shade. Pidurangala has come to the limelight recently and it's a small hike up a rock. The climb...More

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Reviewed yesterday

We did the sunset trek here: great view! Very do-able trek. My daughter is 12 years old and she trekked very easily. I am an anaemic too; yet it was an absolutely doable trek and with such an amazing view! We don't like just climbing...More

Thank Rashmi C
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Reviewed yesterday

It amazing place with amazing views around. It is less crowded and more wild then Sigiriya Lion Rock. You should go here to meet sunrise. Road to the top of this rock in some places are quite difficult (some places do not have any steps)...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We started our trip at 4 o'clock on the morning. A very nice tuktuk driver brought us there. We started to hike up alone but then we met a couple with a guide which we followed. It was not always easy to walk. You really...More

Thank julia l
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Try to climb before sunrise to experience something truly amazing. It is a pretty steap climb and unspoiled by mass tourism... expect to climb between and ower pretty large rock boulders

Thank Janis M
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is so much better than Sigiriya rock!! It is a lot less busy, the climb is a bit challenging which is good fun and the views are beautiful when you get to the top, and you actually get to see Sigiriya rock! Small charge...More

Thank Nicola J
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We loved this climb. The terrain was so varied. It was fun to do and did not take long. Just remember when you get to the top to take a minute and remember where you came up or you may have trouble like we did...More

Thank Corinna O
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were planning to go Sigiriya but our airbnb host recommended this place instead for better views, fun hike and cost effective (entrance was 1000 lkr or 6.5 usd compared to approx 25 usd for Sigiriya rock). When we went there it was pretty empty....More

Thank Harshil S
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Due to the sky high prices and long queues we decided not to go to Sigiriya rock and went to Pidurangala rock instead. You have to cover knees and shoulders as there is a small temple before the climb. However, you don’t have to actually...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great alternative if you are not willing to pay 30 euros for the Lion's Rock walk. This one is just 3 euros and definately worth the climb! It starts with stairs and ends with climbing over the rocks. View is stunning and it isn't...More

Thank Bart R
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Chrishan F
21 June 2018|
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Response from Ayeisha S | Reviewed this property |
When I was there a few months ago, locals - free, foreigners - 500 lkr
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Cameron T
13 April 2018|
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Response from Dasunpathmakumara | Property representative |
yes .
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Christiana H
3 April 2018|
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Response from CAWilliamson | Reviewed this property |
There is a wonderful view from the reclining Buddha which is before the scramble over the boulders. It’s definitely worth the climb to see that but you will not see Sigiriya unless you go right to the top
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