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Mihintale

Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #1 of 21 Attractions in Anuradhapura
Type: Religious Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
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298 reviews 298 reviews
96 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Well worth a visit and a short distance from Anuradhapura, a climb up steps is required at this excellent site. Your choice of several hundred from the very bottom, or drive up to a carpark and climb up a beautiful and comfortable gradient of a couple of hundred steps flanked by asala trees. The site is covered by the ruins... More

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

This place was by far my fav ruin in sri lanka and the pool of the dark water I believe it is called is absolutely breathtaking. It's unbelievable. If u have to choose amongst the ruins (Andrahapura or pollunawara) choose here. It's serenly beautiful. The other ruins in minthale are wonderful too but this place blew me away

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Ghent, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Lots of steps, but worth it. There was a beautiful sunset at the top & you have a nice view over the whole area.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We went up there specially to see the sunset which was beautiful to appreciate the colors of the sunset reflecting off the Buddha and stupa, which is also lit up. It's amazing. Climbing was little bit tiring. But once you got there, the view is breathtaking.. Highly recommend Mihintale as a hidden treasure in Anuradhapura!!

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Salcombe, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Great day out. We had an excellent guide but unfortunately no elephants but a lot of other wildlife and birds to be seen.

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Lyon, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

We visited Mihintale in a "backpacker experience", and really enjoyed it. Several from the team preferred it than Anuradhapura; I think both are worth visiting, with the advantage that Mihintale is much cheaper! Some recommendations: it can be visited from Anura by bike, although we didn't do this. We did however go by bus, taking it from Anura in direction... More

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Beek en Donk, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Impressing view at the top. It's a little climb but worth doing it. It's possible to go up halfway with your car/buss.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We reached to the top of the rock temple after climbing around 1800 stairs, view was soo amazing. Specially, we went up at sunset which was incredible!! Peaceful atmosphere!! Highly recommend Mihintale which is better than most of the other ruins in Anuradhapura!!

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Rajasthan, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

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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32 helpful votes 32 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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