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Address: Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka
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Private Day Tour: Anuradhapura and Mihintale from Dambulla
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Nice place, but go early!

Nice place, where Mahinda introduced Buddhism to the king of Sri Lanka. You have to climb some steps and most of it without your shoes, so it's wise to go early. This way you... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Venlo, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice place, where Mahinda introduced Buddhism to the king of Sri Lanka. You have to climb some steps and most of it without your shoes, so it's wise to go early. This way you avoid the heat and don't burn your feet on all the hot stone surfaces everywhere. Or: wear small socks. Stupa's, rockviewpoint & big buddha statue nice.

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Mihintale This is the birthplace of Buddhism in Sri Lanka and as such is a highly religious place for the faithful. It is not an easy place to get to as there are some two hundred steps, some fairly new, some at the top are extremely worn and slippery. Once at the top you will see a large Buddha to... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We walked up during a cerimony of the full moon. It has been very nice, spiritual and of course amazing view!

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Vancouver
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We visited in the evening when most of the other travelers were leaving. Encountered a large troup of monkeys on the first set of steps (there are many). Some good views from the top, but not a good choice for a hot day. 1000 rupee admission fee is excessive.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The drive up to the halfway point at Mihintale was lovely as it is shaded by mature trees that are home to many Monkeys. The mango trees were all either flowering or in fruit and we were able to see many of the monkeys impatiently harvesting unripened mangos for their troops. The entrance fee to Mihintale was approximately 1,000.00 Rupees... More 

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negombo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Mihinthale is important place in sri lanka. many people visiting Anuradhapura might get tired after visiting many of the points. and miss this in addition to being the spot where Buddhism was supposed to have originated in Sri lanka. There is nice veiw.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We couldn't find some of the places because there weren't any signs in English - this would be ok if we hadn't paid more than locals to enter.

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had been a little put off the climb of over 1800 steps suggested in our guide book. However, as our driver drove partway the ascent was much more manageable. I felt it to be a wonderful peaceful location with lots of pilgrims dressed in white ascending and descending the steps with flowers. The climb to the highest platform was... More 

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Wetherby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here as part of a day tour of the cultural triangle. Yet another peaceful place in this amazing Country

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Bengaluru, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A must visit place when you touring Anuradhapura, this is the place where Buddhism first came to Sri Lanka. A very beautiful and scenic place and worth every steep step you climb to see the temple. Highly recommended...

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