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Mihintale

Address: Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #1 of 20 Attractions in Anuradhapura
Type: Religious Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Religious Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

A good place to visit if you are in Anuradhapura. Try to go there early in the morning when the crowd is less.

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Warsaw, Warszawa, Poland
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8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

You should not miss it while in Anuradhapura - the place is smaller, but beautifully set, with nice views from the top. The guides that offer their service on place are polite, informative and speak almost every language in the world (we heard english, french, japanese and russian:D) - if you are interested in the history of the monastery, rules... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

I travel with fine tuk-tuk person with Anuradhapura & mihintale.he is very trusted and friendly person.he is middle age lad and he speak english well. he got fair value from me

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Gampaha, Sri Lanka
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38 reviews 38 reviews
38 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Mihintale is a mountain peak near Anuradhapura in Sri Lanka. It is believed by Sri Lankans to be the site of a meeting between the Buddhist monk Mahinda and King Devanampiyatissa which inaugurated the presence of Buddhism in Sri Lanka. It is now a pilgrimage site, and the site of several religious monuments and abandoned structures. Eight miles east of... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

I with a group of 22 friends from Thailand, including 3 Buddhist Monks, visited Mihinthale on January 13th, 2015 morning. Mihinthale means plateau of Mahinda or Mihindu This place considered by Sri Lankan Buddhists as one of the most sacred place as the Arhath Mahinda Thero, a son of the emperor Ashoka, India, a Buddhist Monk, came to establish Buddhism... More 

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Germany
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Mihintale was the right place to encounter the roots of buddhism during the first days of our trip. Very ancient documents of the buddhist way of life and faith. Absolutely recommendable! Not too much people, and a lot of space to discover the site on your own and without being pushed around.

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Milan, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Not on the main Anuradhapura ancient site ticket but well worth the visit and the additional (small) entrance fee. The views are great and the site itself interesting and peaceful. You can drive half way to the top making the final climb easy.

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Miami, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

I took a motor cycle around Sri Lanka looking for architecture and temples to tour. I somehow arrived here... and I am so glad I did. You have to climb the stairs to get the view of the surrounding areas. Don't forget to see the Buddha! One of millions... but a nice one!

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Really beautiful Stupa, Buddha statue and views from top of the rock. Beautiful surrounding areas as well.

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Breda, The Netherlands
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8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Although a long way to the top, the views are magnificent. Beautifull stairs. Nice and quiet. Very peacefull. I saw monkies, birds and butterflies and some sort of Sri Lankian squirl. I paid 500 rupees to go up, toke no guide with me. Its a 15 minutes drive by car from new town Anuradapura. I recommend this place to all... More 

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