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Address: Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka
Phone Number: +94-777-835-266
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Beautiful piece of art we inherited.

This is a very charming place to visit. Well preserved, and feel good after seeing what we have and to be saved for generations.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Sumith G
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Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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45 reviews
27 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very charming place to visit. Well preserved, and feel good after seeing what we have and to be saved for generations.

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Thank Sumith G
Vienna, Austria
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74 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Don't be spooked by the advertised 1800 steps! I think they counted ALL of the steps on the entire mountain. It's more likely that you take approx. 100 to the first platform. On top you can choose 3 different viewing platforms (max. 200 steps each): Buddha, the stupa and a rock. Very nice views of the surroundings. Monkeys in the... More 

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Thank lilgreenwoman
London, United Kingdom
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243 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A Stupak, a Buddha and a rock view await you after the long climb, and somehow it seems worth it. Do it.

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Thank PeteLucy434
Citta di Castello, Italy
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36 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A little way from the far busier and noisier city of Anuradhapura, the great stupa at Mihintale makes for a marvellous visit. It's a long but easy climb up the mostly stairs to the base of the stupa, while the energetic can enjoy some diversions to subsidiary points of interest on the way. Worth starting the jaunt early in the... More 

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Galway, Ireland
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18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A bit of climbing is required to reach the top but it's worth it, the views are great. At the same time, we discover an important spot for Buddhism and met loads of monkeys on the way!

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Thank Irlgohf
London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Would definitely recommend coming here as well as Anaradhupura. We particularly liked the black water pond(?) and the rocks. Very calm place.

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Thank Sue M
Melbourne, Australia
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83 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Mihintale is one of the most amazing places I have ever been. The walk is pleasant and the climb a little tough but when you get to the top of that rock it is just breathtaking. My 14 year old said it was the highlight of his trip. It was very peaceful and my wife found it a great spot... More 

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Thank Sterling_LFC
Moscow, Russia
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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very simple, but strongly respected holly place. Lots of ancient monuments and a stream of local followers of the budhism. Nice to see the way people respect their history and culture!

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Thank azotov
Barcelona, Spain
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62 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited during a spectacular tropical storm so unfortunately did not get to fully appreciate the views which must be wonderful. Worth a visit anyway

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Thank Lizzispain
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37 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Even though I am a Sri Lankan this was my first visit to Mihintale. First thing that striked me was the immense natural beauty of the temple and the surrounding area. The rock area has plenty of climbing choices and different views of the Dagoba and Lord Buddha. The steps are surrounded by Temple Trees which I assume on blooming... More 

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