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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  • We did it in the middle of the day, the last stop on this day dedicated to the temples of Anuradhapura. Halfway through, go barefoot (a jet of water is available to rinse his piles in the back). You go up some steps and you discover the site: small dagoba, white Buddha, 'small mountain for the view', more big dagoba... We have a day of gloom after a heavy rain, it was beautiful all the same, but more slippery so be careful! Otherwise, don't miss, worth the candle!
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  • We put his view of mother fouettarde! And we keep my socks can matter if they're destroyed after but the stones are really burning for our tender feet.
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  • If you're there you should go check it out. It is a hefty climb but well worth the effort. Beautiful as pilgrims are there.
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