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Address: Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka
Phone Number: +94-777-835-266
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Private Day Tour: Anuradhapura and Mihintale from Dambulla

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Loved climbing this. The main climb takes about 25 minutes and isn't too bad. You have to take your shoes off half way up which makes climbing the rock a little trickier. Climbing... read more

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Loved climbing this. The main climb takes about 25 minutes and isn't too bad. You have to take your shoes off half way up which makes climbing the rock a little trickier. Climbing the main rock is a mixture of steps and actually climbing but the view is breathtaking.

Thank cbob585
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It is very nice temples complex. You can see old antic ruins, a big modern white stupa, a big white budha, wonderful views and interesting monks habits. I think it is more interesting than old Anuradaphura antic city.

Thank Pavel S
Utrecht, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

we have been lucky we had a great local guide (who we ended up paying twice the amount we agreed upon out of our own initiative) we therefore received a great explanation and background about the history of this place (and the area), he even turned out to be a good photographer. The entry fee (as of summer 2016) is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The climb can be done in 2 ways. There is an easy way from the park and another hard way. I took the hard way but its not that bad and enjoyed and glad that i made it to the top. There are about 2000 stairs and the top is the Mihindu gala where the Mihindu thero appeared to king... More 

Thank Thisanthi
Tel Aviv
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Our favorite site at the area of Anuradhapura. Climbing the stairs is not hard (not from the car parking anyway), the ancient part near the parking help to understand how the monks lived those days. But it is it is the top of the hill-top that makes everything grand. The views to the site itself and all the area is... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A small uphill hike leads to a wonderful site and views. The statutes are well maintained and yet the steps to them are carved into the rock

Thank gwer
Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited as a group and had our holiday guide show us around. This is a beautiful, peaceful complex with stunning views of the surrounding countryside and of the statues and buildings here. Top tip: Bring socks in warm weather to put on to walk on the sand / steps as it gets incredibly hot. Don't miss this wonderful place... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well worth the visit. Be prepared for some 1840 steps plus some walking. Better to visit sometime in the evening as it will be slightly cooler. August is extremely hot here.

Thank Jey R
Tangalle, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Climbing the first part of the rock is very interesting as there are steps and a line of temple tree to shade there. The small rock called 'Aradhana gala' there are no clearly cut steps.Difficult to climb with the wind. Rock is slippery.

Thank Randeesha
Istanbul, Turkey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to Mihintale simply to see the sight and climb the 1840 steps. It's a very good site if you are around (possibly in Anuradhapura) but I wouldn't recommend traveling a long distance just to see Mihintale. It's very crowded and noisy so the basic idea of "meditating while climbing" looks to be more of a myth. You cannot... More 

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