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All reviews worth the climb sri lanka surrounding countryside top of the rock an amazing view nice sunset buddha statue big rock kaludiya pokuna walk up bring socks late afternoon worth the effort nice walk bare feet peaceful place without shoes
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We stopped in unplanned while on a cycle tour and really enjoyed this site at dusk / sunset. A very significant and unique combination of archeological site and a site of active Buddhist worship. Includes an optional climb to the top of an oddly shaped...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 349daveb
Reviewed 2 days ago

Mihintale is a wonderful place, you can really understand why someone would go up there to meditate and to pray. It’s a very relaxed place and it has some fantastic views over the gorgeous valleys around.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Bianca M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It cost 500 rupees each to get in. Wear white and shoulders and legs must be covered. Barefoot it’s a fair climb up to the Buddha and to the temple and to the lookout. There are spectacular views from all 3 climbs, so go on...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank CliffS418
Reviewed 6 days ago

Very very sacred place Buddhists. Nice place in the old place [Now ruins] but the one big Buddha statue, one big Stupa and one small hill are main attractions there. You are to climb little height in all the three attractions. But after reaching there,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank nandi2016
Reviewed 1 week ago

Mihintale Historical City is a location of my historical researches and to get knowledge about ancient technology I have visited The Hospital, Kantaka Cetiya, The Refectory, Mihintale Slab Inscriptions, Ambasthala Dagaba, The Cave of Arahat Mahinda, Maha Stupa, Aradhana Gala, Kaludiya Pokuna, Naga Pokuna, Singha...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Neelaka N
Reviewed 1 week ago

Mihintale is a huge, smooth bolder, about 1,000 ft. in height and associated with the introduction of Buddhism in Sri Lanka. Although there's a metal cable you can hold on while climbing to the top, the climb is made a bit difficult by the fact...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank worldnomad_01
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Here is the origin of Buddhism in Sri Lanka and what an inspiring place it is. Be ready to make a difficult climb up rough stone steps. Be ready for a sense of peace and serenity. Be ready for stunning vistas and Anuradhapura in the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank normannorma1
Reviewed 3 November 2018

This is a very interesting site. As with all temples you need to remove your shoes and cover shoulders and knees. The climb to the top of the rock is difficult as poeple are travelling in both directions but totally worth it for the awesome...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank V3056IYkatiep
Reviewed 2 November 2018

This is one of the must visit places in Anuradhapura. Recomend to visit in the eving to view the nice sunset. Lots of steps to climb. BUt really nice view on the top. You can view buitiful dagobas and water tanks.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jenny F
Reviewed 30 October 2018 via mobile

This is a famous and popular Buddhist temple here. You have to climb the rock.The view from the top is beautiful.

Date of experience: October 2018
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7 January 2018|
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Response from ShamiraPremachandra | Reviewed this property |
No you won’t be able to cover hose 3 places in one day. You will need at least two days but even that would be very difficult.
aleisha b
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Response from Shamil J | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Only for foreigners
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Response from photopatrickg | Reviewed this property |
I don't know the exact number of stairs but if you drive there with a van or tuk tuk there are some main stairs to climb and then some stair to the three main attractions on top! Should be doable with some fitness! Do mine... More