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Address: , Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka
Phone Number: +94-777-835-266
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Mihintale is the place that know as where Sri Lanka got the Buddhism. Place got temple complex with many dagoba and other ancient structures that build by early kings in Sri... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Mihintale is the place that know as where Sri Lanka got the Buddhism. Place got temple complex with many dagoba and other ancient structures that build by early kings in Sri Lanka. You have to climb rock staircase to enter the facility and many ancient ruins can be seen on the way too. Monkeys are common show in this place,... More 

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St Albans
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Mihintale is a temple of great historical significance to Sri Lankan Buddhism, and is also in a beautiful setting. We went at sunset, when it was fairly busy but not excessively so. There are a lot of steps to climb, and we avoided Invitation Rock itself because it was pretty packed and might have been tricky for our daughter. But... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Climb early to get away from the crowds if you can - the Bodhi tree, the dagoba, the reflection rock and the Buddha are all beautiful (although possibly give the polished cave 'slab' a miss) and the cobra pool (off to one side as you climb up / walk down) is well worth a few minutes diversion. Give the monkeys... More 

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South Wales
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This is where Buddhism first took root in Sri Lanka. It is an impressive site from the walk up the nearly 2000 steps to the views from the top. Get a guide to help you fully understand the site and it's historical importance.

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

This is a Buddhist temple. Travel in early morning or in the evening will make you comfortable. Specially at night view is superb since it is located in higher elevation.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We went on a Poya day. (Full moon). Scenery is great. A guy In a hut keep shouting through a PA system on how much people are donating or have donated. It is loud and annoying and if you are planning on meditating ... don't go there. The steps are nice and shallow so not hard on the thighs. Lol... More 

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Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Historical Buddhist site with amazing place, It's best visited in the evening.Go in the sunset, it's even more beautiful.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Mihintale is a must in the itinerary of a tour of Anuradahapura. It is best visited in the early morning or late afternoon when the heat is less.

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London, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Historic Buddhist site with amazing views. Worth getting a guide to explain everything. Kids loved the monkeys and turtles. Fascinating history.

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Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I hadn't planned to go to Mihintale but had extra time, and I'm really glad I went there. I hired a guide at the site, which I would highly recommend here. In addition to providing great information, he took me places I wouldn't have known to go and that not all visitors went to. Climbing the rock is a must,... More 

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