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The Frog Rock

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Attractions Details

📌 Address

624, Dallawella, A2, Unawatuna 80600, Sri Lanka

Opening Hours

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

💸 Entrance Fee

Free

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Krishan
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To truly appreciate The Frog Rock, visit during the late afternoon when the light casts a warm glow on the stone, making it a perfect time for photography. Don't forget to bring a small picnic to enjoy the tranquil views from this quirky natural landmark, as it's a local's favorite spot for a quiet afternoon.

What is The Frog Rock?

The Frog Rock is a unique natural attraction located in Galle, Sri Lanka. This fascinating rock formation resembles a giant frog perched on a cliff, overlooking the picturesque coastline. Rising above the surrounding landscape, The Frog Rock offers breathtaking views of the ocean and the lush greenery of the surrounding area.

History of The Frog Rock

The history of The Frog Rock dates back centuries. It is believed that this distinctive formation was created by the forces of nature over thousands of years. The local legend tells a tale of a mythical frog that was turned into stone by an ancient deity. This legend has captured the imagination of locals and visitors alike, adding to the allure of The Frog Rock.

When planning your tours in Galle don't forget to visit The Frog Rock.

 

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Why is The Frog Rock Important?

The Frog Rock holds great significance for the local community and serves as a symbol of natural beauty and cultural heritage. It has become an iconic landmark of Galle, attracting tourists from all over the world. The rock formation is not only a visual spectacle but also represents the rich folklore and traditions of Sri Lanka.

Things to do & see at The Frog Rock

  • Enjoy the Scenic Views: Take in the breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean and the surrounding coastline from the top of The Frog Rock.

  • Photography Opportunities: Capture memorable photos with The Frog Rock as a backdrop, creating lasting memories of your visit to Galle.

  • Explore the Surrounding Area: Take a leisurely stroll along the scenic coast or explore the nearby attractions and beaches.

  • Learn the Local Legends: Immerse yourself in the captivating folklore surrounding The Frog Rock and gain insight into Sri Lanka's cultural heritage.

Visiting The Frog Rock is a remarkable experience that allows you to appreciate the wonders of nature and immerse yourself in the local traditions and legends. It is a must-see attraction for anyone exploring the beautiful city of Galle. 

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Whether you are a nature lover, a history enthusiast, or simply seeking a serene escape, The Frog Rock offers a unique and unforgettable experience.

Frequently asked questions

Where is The Frog Rock located?

The Frog Rock, also known as "Gal Viharaya" or "Rana Raja Gala," is located in the ancient city of Polonnaruwa in Sri Lanka. It's a prominent rock formation in the Gal Vihara archaeological site.

What is the significance of The Frog Rock?

The Frog Rock is famous for its association with the Gal Vihara, a group of four remarkable Buddha statues carved into the rock face during the reign of King Parakramabahu I in the 12th century. These statues, including a standing, seated, and two reclining Buddhas, are considered some of the finest examples of Sinhalese rock carving.

Can visitors explore The Frog Rock and the Gal Vihara statues?

Yes, visitors can explore The Frog Rock and the Gal Vihara statues by purchasing tickets to the Polonnaruwa Archaeological Site. The site is open to tourists and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

What is the significance of the name "The Frog Rock"?

The name "The Frog Rock" is derived from the shape of the rock formation, which some people say resembles a frog about to leap. The name adds to the intrigue and charm of the site.

Are there any restrictions or guidelines for visitors at The Frog Rock and Gal Vihara?

Visitors are generally expected to show respect to the religious and historical significance of the site. It's advisable to dress modestly, remove shoes before entering certain areas, and refrain from touching or damaging the ancient carvings.

Attractions Details

📌 Address

624, Dallawella, A2, Unawatuna 80600, Sri Lanka

Opening Hours

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

💸 Entrance Fee

Free

Find it on google maps