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Mihintale

Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #1 of 20 Attractions in Anuradhapura
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Religious Sites
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Rajasthan, India
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17 reviews 17 reviews
16 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

breathtaking views and fascinating temples some practical advice: I have been there on a hot day in August, and muggy, absolutely recommended hat and sun cream for sensitive skin, maybe even an umbrella. Buddhist temples you enter without shoes and with your knees and shoulders covered, I recommend dressing in keeping this site because in the cover up with a... More

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Cape Town
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47 reviews 47 reviews
21 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I went up at sunset which was beautiful to appreciate the colors of the sunset reflecting off the Buddha and stupa, which is also lit up. The highlight was walking to a lookout point above the stupa, appreciating the surrounding countryside and summer breeze.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

To reach the summit you need to climb around 1800 stairs, some of them do not offer the best grip. Do not miss the ticket counter at the base of the first section of steps! It is to the right and easily missed as there is no signage. Having said all this, the place is extremely peaceful. It offers magnificent... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Buddhism was apparently introduced to Sri Lanka at the spot of the small "mango" Dagoda, also the second oldest one in Sri Lanka. I would recommend getting an official guide, only five of them around this site. Guides will give a good introduction to the site, pointing out certain interesting spots. Even without them, take a look around the old... More

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Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

i like the view from the top.This place is known for the arrival of the monk name called mihindu.It is said monk is from india and he came to establish Buddhism in sri lanka

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bgunawar@ap.ansell.com
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59 reviews 59 reviews
33 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Greatly designed area which has been built more than two millenia ago. Modern day excavations still ongoing. More descriptive information would have been more welcome to the uninitiated visitor. An interesting climb, a venerated place of worship for Buddhists.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

AMAZING! Great value (especially compared to the expensive Anuradhapura ruins). Not a lot of tourists - was mostly pilgrims, which was a lovely thing to witness! It's a beautiful climb up the mountain side and the sites at the top are breathtaking. Lots of monkeys - Every monkey has a different haircut.

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Great site. Very historical, interesting architecture. Great views from the top of the rock. Can be covered in half a day. Important site in Sri Lanka.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This type of place you just gotta feel. The views were worth the climbs. The rock is a bit tricky and I'd recommend travellers to take off their socks or they might find themselves slipping. The Buddha statue and the other high up Dagoba look epic from the top of the rock. The winds also feel nice on the hot... More

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Offenburg, Germany
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

It was sunny but breezy. There were many tourists on the rock so everyone had to be patient and wait for other people come down first. Overall, it is a nice place to visit.

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