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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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Historical place

If one is interested about the historical places a must see. According to Sri Lanka history Arhath Mihindu has preached the first Buddhist sermon to the king of Sri Lanka at this... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If one is interested about the historical places a must see. According to Sri Lanka history Arhath Mihindu has preached the first Buddhist sermon to the king of Sri Lanka at this peak.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Take a tuk tuk around. This gives you great access with plenty to see. You need at least a full day.

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Thank Th3Bowmans
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Mihintale is a spiritual place of deep significance to Buddhists and Sri Lankans. As well as a large stupa, there is a smaller, more decorated one around which ceremonies are performed, and a monumental Buddha statue. I would recommend travelling here late in the afternoon once the heat of midday has reduced, as there's quite a long ascent to the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The object of the exercise is to climb to the top of this bare rock to admire the view. Footholds are non-existent for large parts of the climb and handholds shakey at best. All this in bare feet and under a baking sun - I'm still not sure why we did it. The view from the top is great though... More 

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Thank imacbeth
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Budhist temple with a sri lankan background history. Climbed with my family including 2 young children (just above 1year). Nice view at the top. Spiritual place

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This Buddhist religious place should be on everyone itinerary to North Central Sri Lanka. It is the location of introduction of Buddhism to the island nation over two thousand years ago.

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1 Thank Chami0001
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was recommended a visit to Mihintale on my first night in Anuradhapura, and to be honest, i enjoyed seeing this more than the ancient ruins. The site is about 11km out of town, and should be roughly around 1500lkr if going by tuktuk, 2000lkr if you have a guide. Climbing up the steps was great fun, and climbing to the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

From Anuradhapura, we went by bus to Mihinthale. It was recommended by our hotelowner and it did not disappoint. We did not take the steps right away, but went right and then left on the main road. After 150m we went left again to get to the stairs that lead to the temple. (We should have continued another 250m on... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went there in November 2016 enjoyed every minute there. There is quite a lot of climbing but then you get rewarded with an amazing view over Anuradhapura and a huge Buddha statue. On our visit there was not so much to see because of the fog but I believe when it's really clearly that the view must be even... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

Nothing spectacular, but the way to the place with massive stair cases and monkeys around are spectacular. Also, once climbed you can see spectacular surrounding with lush gardens, lakes and sthupas around.

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