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Mihintale

Address: Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka
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Type: Landmarks & points of interest, Religious sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Landmarks & points of interest, Religious sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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176 reviews 176 reviews
82 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

A historical place where King Tissa was challenged the great master Arahat Mahinda with a mind-wisdom question by using mango trees as the subject. It's here King Tissa was fully convinced and devotedly propagate Buddhism under the guidance of Arahat Mahinda. The mango trees too have become the symbol and flourished all over Sri Lanka!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

it was just like 20 - 30 minutes from Anuradhapura town. we climbed that rock in the morning and the view was marvelous.

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Panadura, Sri Lanka
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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Just 20 minutes from Anuraadhapura. Prepare to climb 1000 feet mostly in hot sun but it's worth. Make sure to see the Hospital ruins at the foot of the mountain & the Refectory - Dining hall. You can imagine how many people had seated there. Most important place of all is Aaraadhanaa gala where Arahat Mahinda - Son of Emperor... More 

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Hong Kong
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42 reviews 42 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

A small site but with a nice stupa, buddha statue. The most exciting is to climb a small rock on bare foot with excellent view on the top.

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Falmouth, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Visited on a Buddhist holiday so the sight was alive with people and really interesting. It's a fair climb up steps and then more of a climb to see the temples and views but well worth it. Watch out for the monkeys!

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Singapore, Singapore
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24 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Nothing much to say about it except that it is definitely a must-see in the country. For those who fear heights, they will have some hard time. But it is all very secure so no worries. The view from the top is amazing and I went to see the sunset. It is only possible to enter until 5pm, at least... More 

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Midsomer Norton, United Kingdom
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279 helpful votes 279 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

There are three major sets of steps at this remarkable edifice on the top of a hill. When you arrive you can see for miles in all directions. Pity the full effect does not show in a photograph. The fee is a mere R500 - a bargain for foreign tourists. Another day, another Buddha, but no two places are the... More 

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Stuttgart, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

The city of Mihintale near Anuradhapura is very small so one can't get lost. The monastery is visible from far away and futures old ruins, the caves where old monks resided and the actual monastery complex. To enter the monastery complex, one has to be barefoot and with covered shoulders and clothes below knees (here they actually check). Shoes can... More 

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Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

We started the ascent to the summit on the stone steps early morning. For me this effort was part of a great spiritual experience. Felt motivated to make a small donation to the monks who pray for our children (never did before).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015 via mobile

Must see and should revisit soon again. Very beautiful specially at night time. Never wanted to leave.

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