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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  • Don't miss the 'Dark Pool' area, it is an enchanted place! The peak temple is wonderful and worth the climb, because of the view.  more »
  • ...Wenn you climb at 30 degree steps. But the prospect of compensated once. Also the occurrence of-500 Rupien-is not so removed like at other places. Touriströme are also still not there, was really nice upstairs.
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  • If you are in Anuradhapura please as maxium time better spending your time seeing all archeological sites.  more »

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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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