Pidurangala is a mountain about one kilometer from Sigiriya. At the bottom is a functioning monastery. All along the rocky path up, one comes across caves which were used by monks as early as the first century BC. Near the top is the colossal reclining Buddha image which has been recently restored. There the path ends, but one can reach the summit by climbing over rocks, from which the view, including Sigiriya itself, is breath-taking. On the summit, there are the remains and indications of a monastic building and a stupa.
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