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Mihintale, Anuradhapura

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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. Make Mihintale a part of your Anuradhapura vacation plans using our Anuradhapura holiday planner.
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  • The place is famous for the Buddist history in Sri Lanka and is visited by many locals and foreigners. Nice to see the sunset in the evening. One of my favourite  more »
  • Place full of history and culture of Sri Lanka. Beautifully kept. Must visit.
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  • The place is amazing. The views, unforgettable and the history, for me, the best of all history places of Sri Lanka. There are not a lot of tourist and you can enjoy all zones better than other touris...  more »