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Adam's Peak

Sri Lanka
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Ranked #33 of 401 attractions in Sri Lanka
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Mountains
Description: This 7,300 foot tall mountain in the jungle of Sri Lanka is sacred to several different religions.
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Haifa, Israel
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Just came back from Adam's peak (July 22), ~6000 steps each way to reach the top and see nothing but clouds and mist. It did get us a good laugh at ourselves and all the other "crazy" tourists that went up :) My personal recommendation is to pass on it if it's not a high chance of sunshine at the... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

5200 stairs, if you are not used to walking you are definitely going to feel this one. Out of season did this in June, was raining most of the way. No other people on the route, just me and my friend. Got to the top, gate was locked, no foot print, rain so cloudy no view at all. We still... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Exhausting, tiring, painful, but and absolute must do. You cannot go to Sri Lanka without hiking Adams Peak. Just make sure you don't go during pilmgramage season like we did!!

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Oslo, Norway
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Okay, so we were told that we should start walking at 2 am to get to the top in time for sunrise. So with no sleep, and no breakfast, we started this climb - and halfway up I told my boyfriend I had never been so exhausted in my life. And I actually think that was true. It is a... More

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Amman Governorate, Jordan
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61 reviews 61 reviews
51 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We started at 9 in the moring and finished by 4 afternoon .it was extremely hard , for few days later we had dificulty in walking and sleeping . Will i go again? Surley yes its an adiction and the people around are cerry helpfull younwill be encourged by number of elderly people walking along the road .try it once... More

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Bratislava Region, Slovakia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Yes, it would be a nice trip, but the rain rains, the fog was everywhere, and I am not a nature love person, but wants to climb the peak, because of its importance for the Buddhists (and other religions) and after see Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa, Sigiriya and Dambulla I think its a must. At 1st of July there was only 3... More

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Islamabad, Islamabad, Pakistan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

So, me being all so adventurous and ambitious travelled to Sri Lanka to climb this mountain.. I booked a near by hotel for overnight stay slept till 2 am and started off my journey towards the mountain alone but later I was joined by so many other climbers from all over the world . It was the sacred time of... More

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We climbed Sri Pada in December 2013 on a poya day (religious festival) which means the experience was extra special as we climbed along with thousands of religious revellers singing and chanting religious songs which was such an inspiring experience. We were staying in Nuwara Eliya and a driver was organised for us by the guest house we were staying... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We did it back in 2012 on Buddha's birthday and full moon night so it was a festival in itself, it took us almost 6 hours to reach at the top but worth the view, sunrise is amazing but do look for perfect triangle shadow on the other side which very few people know about , it is the view... More

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Geneva, Switzerland
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

We (my fiance and me) took a bus to Ratnapura and sleep their since we where too late to take the last bus to Siripagama. We were bagpacking so we wanted to take different way to go up and to go down. We had to carry all our stuff but it was alright (probably more pleasant without our bags). We... More

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