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. To visit Mihintale on your trip to Anuradhapura, use our Anuradhapura itinerary site.
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  • Just 13km east of Anuradhapura is Mihintale, the place where Buddhism was introduced to Sri Lanka . The story goes that Mahinda, a Buddhist missionary from India (and the son of the great Buddhist... 
    Just 13km east of Anuradhapura is Mihintale, the place where Buddhism was introduced to Sri Lanka . The story goes that Mahinda, a Buddhist missionary from India (and the son of the great Buddhist...  more »
  • It was so peaceful and nice there. One of the best places I’ve visited in Sri Lanka. Would definitely recommend it! 
    It was so peaceful and nice there. One of the best places I’ve visited in Sri Lanka. Would definitely recommend it!  more »
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