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Address: Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka

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A Place you should not miss & should NEVER rush though.

Apart from the religious value, it is a amazing piece of ancient landscaping marvel. Thousands of stairs cascading up & down blending with the surrounding ancient trees create an... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
SISIRA M
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Apart from the religious value, it is a amazing piece of ancient landscaping marvel. Thousands of stairs cascading up & down blending with the surrounding ancient trees create an ideal place to sit and relax. Top of the temple gives you a bit of a WOW ... as if you are on the clouds. But sadly most of the people... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

After we climb the ancient holy mountain "MIHINTHALE" ,we went towards 50 meters from the car park to the Kairawa side then you can see a sign board " KALUDIYA POKUNA "(Back water pond). It was the first time we visit there by the guidance of a retired disable Army soldier & My full credit to him because it is... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

There is some distance from the car park to the mountain, crowded with monkeys. Small steps to climb the rocky mountain. 3 to 6 pm wound be a nice time to start climbing since the rock is not heated then. The climb is worth the scenery, from the top of the mountain. Great for pictures as well.

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Paros, Greece
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3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

A beautiful and peaceful place to watch the sun go down. You don't need to stash your bags witht he guys ear the entrace aka pay for them to take care of them. Take some flowers to offer. It's just a nice afternoon journey fro Anurdhapura. You can't go wrong.

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Edmonton, Canada
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

My son and I climbed the steps at Mihintale with a guide. Our guide took us off the beaten track to show us unusual views of the temple and the caves that were used by the monks. Finding out about the history of the area, learning about ancient symbols and the views of the surrounding area made the climb very... More 

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Uijeongbu, South Korea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

This attraction is a must see when visiting Anuradhapura. Not only will you be surrounded by breathtaking views, but you can also visit the birthplace of Buddhism in Sri Lanka.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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161 reviews 161 reviews
73 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

It is one more site requiring a lot of imagination to try to visualize how it was in the past. The Anuradhapura site (Northern and Southern ruins) is much more interesting.

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Prague
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We parked up the old road and it was really ok to "climb" up. Really, just a few steps. The main squarre is very interesting but try the path from the top dagoba around the brick one further across the black stone. The walk takes 15min, takes you away from the people and has a suprise ;)

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Amstelveen
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78 reviews 78 reviews
51 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

This site represents the heart of Sri Lanka as it is here that the king "converted" to Buddhism in 247 BC. The strings attached to converted are associated with the statement our guide made that Buddhism is not a religion but a philosophy... Three tiers are present and together they constitute a considerable climb. The most interesting features are the... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

No doubt that there is the place you shall visit. But be prepared, it's a long walk and climbing the rock is not that easy. Carry your socks to protect from the heat and the rocky road---you need to remove your shoes...

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