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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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Singapore, Singapore
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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

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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55 reviews 55 reviews
32 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
2 helpful votes 2 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
7 helpful votes 7 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
23 helpful votes 23 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Arrived by tuk tuk in the late afternoon and were adopted by a guide called Nam. He showed us around and provided some interesting historical context to this ancient site of the introduction of Buddhism to Sri Lanka. We wandered around until dusk taking in the sites sounds and smells and views across the plains to the giant dagobas of... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014 via mobile

After almost skipping it, we were all so glad to have visited here. The ruins are amazing and the whole area felt incredibly peaceful and spiritual. As well as the Buddha statues and dagobas there are fascinating ruins to explore. The price for mihintale was by far the cheapest (500Rs), and the tuk tuk to get out there (1500Rs return)... More

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Toowoomba, Australia
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47 reviews 47 reviews
16 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Mihintale is very worth the effort of getting there. We spent about 2.5 hrs there and it is an interesting place to visit. The steps are a little arduous but there are plenty of places to sit on the way up. It's an active temple with a restored dagoba at the top and stunning views. Of course what will ruin... More

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