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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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  • To increase the levels of over 1800 high requires some fitness and the last piece on the prospect rock borders easy climbing. Above you get rewarded with a fantastic view of the entire system and the environment however. And who are interested in the history of Sri Lanka, for whom the visit is a must.
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  • Worth the trip, but know that last bit is head and bare feet in full sun and the metal ramp after which he must cling becomes incandescent! Choose the time of your visit.
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  • S. Hin-it was really good. Just a big place (in front of the station or post office) from the bus 30 min-40 minutes to arrive. Where a tube a little different ...? Big and really spacious a. .. Caught a 4-5 hour trip you, which really was great! River Chu
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