Obviously this is a lesser known outcrop to the famous Sigiriya, but this is to its advantage as upon reaching the summit you may well find that you are the only people there and can enjoy the spectacular views (which include looking across to Sigiriya allowing you to clearly see why it is called Lions Rock) uninterrupted. I would highly recommend this walk. It includes several sights along the route, starting off by ascending through a temple, then emerging to find a rather large reclining Buddha and the remains of some cave homes. After about a 45 minute hike you'll reach the top and I can guarantee you'll be glad you took the time to do it. I am bordering on saying I actually enjoyed this more than Sigiriya, simply because you are rewarded with the views and not a much more tranquil walk, away from the crowds of Sigiriya. One word of warning is, because this is less touristy it has not been set up with the accessibility you would find in Sigiriya - this is not a problem for the majority of the climb but towards the top it does get a little adventurous with having to climb over boulders and squeeze through a few gaps between the rocks (I personally enjoyed this as I like a bit of adventure and meant I could pretend to be Indiana Jones - minus the whip) but perhaps this isn't suitable for everyone. Also, try and so this early morning or evening when the temperature is cooling.
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