At sunrise on Adam’s Peak, or Sri Pada, in Sri Lanka, the triangular shadow of the mountain is projected across the forest and countryside in the distance. Photo: AlamyAt sunrise on Adam’s Peak, or Sri Pada, in Sri Lanka, the triangular shadow of the mountain is projected across the forest and countryside in the distance. Photo: Alamy
At sunrise on Adam’s Peak, or Sri Pada, in Sri Lanka, the triangular shadow of the mountain is projected across the forest and countryside in the distance. Photo: Alamy

Climbing Sri Lankan holy mountain Adam’s Peak – and four other temple trails in Asia

  • Seeing the sunrise from the top of the 2,243-metre peak requires a five-hour night climb up 5,000 steps – it’s not for the faint-hearted
  • Adam’s Peak, or Sri Pada, in Sri Lanka has been a pilgrimage site for 1,700 years for Buddhists, Hindus, Muslims and Christians

Topic |   Sri Lanka
At sunrise on Adam’s Peak, or Sri Pada, in Sri Lanka, the triangular shadow of the mountain is projected across the forest and countryside in the distance. Photo: AlamyAt sunrise on Adam’s Peak, or Sri Pada, in Sri Lanka, the triangular shadow of the mountain is projected across the forest and countryside in the distance. Photo: Alamy
At sunrise on Adam’s Peak, or Sri Pada, in Sri Lanka, the triangular shadow of the mountain is projected across the forest and countryside in the distance. Photo: Alamy
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