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An elephant safari in Kaudulla National Park, Sigiriya

Sigiriya is a small town a few hours north of Kandy, home to an ancient fortress on top of the 200m Sigiriya Rock, also called Lion Rock. You can also climb the slightly smaller Pidurangala Rock for an incredible sunrise view. Just keep in mind that there's more to this part of the country than... Continue Reading →

Climbing Pidurangala Rock for sunrise in Sigiriya

Sigiriya is a small town a few hours north of Kandy, home to an ancient fortress on top of the 200m tall Sigiriya Rock, also known as Lion Rock. It's become one of the main tourist attractions in Sri Lanka, and it's worth a visit on your Sri Lankan adventure if you like big rocks... Continue Reading →

Killing time in Kandy

Kandy is a surprisingly big city nestled in the mountains of Sri Lanka's Central Province, a busy, dirty place surrounded by an endless sea of green. There's a few things to do here and it's worth a quick visit on your way to or from Ella. I didn't have any intention of visiting Colombo, so... Continue Reading →

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