Pidurangala Rock Temple

Pidurangala is a giant rock formation located a few kilometres north of Sigiriya in Sri Lanka. Just like Sigiriya, Pidurangala rock was formed by volcanic activity. Although Pidurangala appears to be larger than Sigiriya, its upper surface is steeply sloped and is a solid rock. Due to this reason it wasn’t suitable for large scale building activities, hence less grand and far more difficult to climb therefore overlooked by tourists.
The main path towards to the right hand side of the cave temple leads towards the top of the Pidurangala Rock. There are clear steps in some areas, but not always. Anyway the climbing is not that difficult. There is a Buddha statue located in the main cave and is approximately 48ft.
Climbing to the top of the Pidurangala rock is more strenuous than climbing the Sigiriya rock however, once you climbed to the top of Pidurangala rock, you can get a breath-taking view of the surrounding including the Sigiriya Rock.


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