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Address: Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka

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Sun set at the tempel with mainly local visitors

Nice small tempel with on tree different hills and a lot of monkeys. One with a stupa, one with a big buddha statue and the highest from where you hade a excellent view from.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

Nice small tempel with on tree different hills and a lot of monkeys. One with a stupa, one with a big buddha statue and the highest from where you hade a excellent view from.

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Be prepared to climb and do not go without a camera because the views are spectacular and be advised that the shoes must come of and be careful as there is broken glass in the sand. Because the shoes must come off pick your time carefully as the stones can be very hot. We went in the rain and had... More 

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Nesodden Municipality, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

If you get tired of the spacious Anuradhapura, Mihintale is a wonderful, peaceful place to go. Nice walk in a beautiful landscape with a lot of small sacred sites to discover.

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Kathmandu, Nepal
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65 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Visited with family and really enjoyed my second trip here. Lies at the high point with several steps and provide an excellent views around. Difficult for old aged people, who are not able to walk uphill.

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Queens, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

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

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

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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Ottawa
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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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Magog, Canada
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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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