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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

According to legend, it was at Mihintale – literally “Mahinda’s Hill” – that the Indian missionary Mahinda, met and converted King Devanampiyatissa in 247 BC, establishing Buddhism as the island’s state religion. Mahinda was the son of the great Mauryan emperor Asoka, sent by his...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed September 15, 2019

A must do if you are in the area, quite the climb but should pose no issue if you are willing to make an effort. Would recommend this site to all people who are even remotely interested in culture and/or nature. The view is absolutely...More

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank Tectonn
Reviewed September 11, 2019 via mobile

Yesterday we did a tour at Mihintale. We met an amazing guide. His name is Nandana Weerasiri. He is an experienced guide with a lot of knowledge about buddihsm, Mihintale and it's surroundings. He speaks multiple languages (fluently englisch and french). He showed us the...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank GuendalinaB20
Reviewed September 9, 2019 via mobile

It was a pretty good experience learning the history behind the area and I have to say if you plan on going here make sure to have the necessary items for you to Hydrate as you can easily dehydrate due to the hot weather and...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank 16pramudithad
Reviewed August 29, 2019

Beautiful historical site, where Buddhism was first introduced to Sri Lanka. The site is very popular with the locals, which really makes you appreciate the importance of the place. Don't miss it.

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed August 23, 2019 via mobile

Mihintale is not only a historical site to visit this a place where you can watch birds .try it out early in the morning you will enjoy that experience for sure

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank aeshthetic
Reviewed August 15, 2019 via mobile

We have two kids - 10 and 6. And wanted to take them to Mihintale to show all the ruins. We found the places to be beautiful, much less crowded than Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa, and having good access and average walking/ climbing time. Must visit...More

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank yohantsl
Reviewed August 6, 2019

We started our visit on the Mihintale sagred hill which has a big Buddha statue, hill to climb to admire the views and a stupa, an incredible visit.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank alvarosjm
Reviewed July 30, 2019 via mobile

We visited Mihintale late in the afternoon on a Saturday. Wasn’t overly crowded but plenty of locals making pilgrimage up the hill. 1,840+ steps to the top, mostly shaded by huge trees. But you can also cheat if you have a driver they can drive...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank LesleynD
Reviewed July 15, 2019

Beautiful place to visit. Stunning setting, with breathtaking views from the top of the hill. Highly recommend!

Date of experience: July 2019
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February 12, 2019|
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Response from EMELeicestershire | Reviewed this property |
I would say that if you have limited mobility this might be quite hard to climb as you have to do the majority in bare foot.
January 7, 2018|
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Response from ShamiraPremachandra | Reviewed this property |
No you won’t be able to cover hose 3 places in one day. You will need at least two days but even that would be very difficult.
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August 9, 2017|
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Response from 1983prasadj | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Only for foreigners
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