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Address: Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka

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Historic and Religious Place

If you want to see the nature and experience the history of fist root of Buddhism to Sri Lanka, then you should visit this place. I recommend to go early in the morning to beat... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

If you want to see the nature and experience the history of fist root of Buddhism to Sri Lanka, then you should visit this place. I recommend to go early in the morning to beat the heat. There are few steps and climbs, but it is not that difficult. I saw few monkeys and they seems having their own business... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

We were Lucky to visit on a Poya Day & the temples were busy with locals coming to celebrate and worship their Buddhist faith. Music and families and picnics everywhere. Great fun and welcoming atmosphere. Fabulous views from the top. Need a head for heights to climb right to the peak of the rock where reputedly the king was introduced... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

While we were staying in Anuradhapura, we arranged a tuc-tuc ride to Mihintale. It's by far the cheapest way to travel around - and it's great to be able to stop off at places that aren't necessarily on the tourist map but look inviting. So we took our time getting to our destination, but were able to call in to... More 

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Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

This is a really nice little side trip from Anaradhapura...there are a number of steps leading to the main temple complex that includes a giant buddha, a dagoba, a giant rock overlook and a smaller dagoba in the center of it all. Tons of monkeys, plenty of worshipers making the trek and fab views from the tops of the three... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Went early in the morning when there was practically no one there. Had the place to ourselves. Nice views from the top of the rock and made for a quiet little excursion.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Maybe we have seen too many stupas in the last few days but the site itself is really nothing special. What is special about it is the price, the great view from the top and the historical significance of this place. Surely worth a visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Hired a scooter and rode the 12km's out and up Old Road to pretty much the top which takes a lot of the walking out. A reasonable climb up the stair case but nothing too daunting and stepped all the way. From the top you then have a further 3 options including the big temple, the Buddha statue or the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

This is the birth place of budhism in Srilanka..arahath mahinda thero broughtvthe budhism to srilanka from India in 247 BC.arahathbmahinda thero ist the son of great king ashoka.since 247 BC the place become a great Monastery. There are 68 caves, which were donated by king dewanampiyatissa, ayurwedic hospital, refectory, number of stupas , wich were made by deferent kings, ponds,... More 

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Rijswijk, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

It is quiete a climb in the tropical heat to this pagode, but when you there, you have deserved a great panoramic view on the valley of Anuradhapure with all his magic dagobas. The 2000 year old Mihintal dagoba is itself also magical illuminated in the night.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

this is so beautiful place to visit.in the evening we can see very nice sun set from mihinthale.because mihinthale temple on the mountain.

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