The ancient Mulkirigala Rock Monastery sits atop a large boulder standing at a staggering height of more than 200 metres. The monastery dates back to more than 2000 years ago, and has great religious and historical significance. A series of steps lead visitors up the temple complex. Visitors can gaze upon fascinating ancient murals, relics and cave temples along the way up. Ambling up the steps may be a tiring climb, but it is well worth it for the rich historical experience offered.