Mihintale, Anuradhapura

Revered as the birthplace of Buddhism in Sri Lanka, the mountain peak of Mihintale boasts historic but now mostly abandoned shrines and monuments. Visitors usually come to see a 2,000-year-old stupa, restored to its former glory to provide visitors with insight into the area's long history and religious traditions. Prepare to climb many steep and slippery steps to the top, which offers fine views of the surrounding area--perhaps best appreciated at sunset, when temperatures drop and cheeky local monkeys disperse. To visit Mihintale on your trip to Anuradhapura, use our Anuradhapura itinerary site .
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  • 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...  more »
  • Wonderful visit to Mihintale. We were with a guide who had a tuktuk. His name is Kitshiri + 94712751263. Very friendly guy who knew a lot. We had with them 2and a combination tour with Anuradhapura sacred City and Mihintale total for 4500 Rp. This lasts all day with short break in the afternoon.
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