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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  • Great historical place where the buddhusm came from india to sri lanka. Top of the view also amaizing  more »
  • The place has several sites that you can visit and which are very welcome. You have to climb a number of ladders, but not are high, so it is done well. You can climb a rock where there is a great panoramic view of the pagoda and Buddha.
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  • This place mixing history and religious. Discover an old monastery in ruins and a few dagodas. Then you will arrive at the religious site. A large beautiful Buddha; view breathtaking since the new dagoda. And the cave of Mahinda, the saint who brought Buddhism to sri lanka. Everything is there! For a right entry 500rp it is worth to note in view of the prohibitive cost entries
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Hotels and guesthouses lie scattered around Anuradhapura, and accommodations tend to concentrate in a green neighborhood between the main street and Nuwara Wewa irrigation tank. Mid-range hotels near the tank also have swimming pools. Budget travelers should explore the numerous family-run guesthouses, where you can negotiate the price. You can always accept the offer by your rickshaw driver for a basic room at a reasonable rate.
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