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Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka
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All reviews buddhism in sri lanka worth the climb surrounding countryside walk up top of the rock rock climb buddha statue an amazing view big rock kaludiya pokuna stone steps magical place worth the effort nice walk late afternoon bring socks nice place
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The climb was a small adventure but absolutely worth it. The view is breathtakingly beautiful. A must visit!

Thank Andrei T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited at 6 PM around sunset. Parked our car the second level which means about 300 easy stairs to the top. It is Well illuminated at night and the statue floor Buddha was fantastic. It was more about the journey to make it to...More

1  Thank Nikalpadi
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a very beautiful temple and the view at the top of the rock is exceptional. This place holds religious and historical importance to Sri Lankans and Buddhists. However during a stay in Anuradhapura this is a must stop. At the top of the...More

Thank Malki S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Try to avoid visiting on holidays, since the rock gets crowded. You can get a nice view from the pagoda, and see some tufted grey langurs. Walk past the old pagoda ruins to get better views and hopefully meet some monkeys.

Thank Nirjhar B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here as part of our tour of Sri Lanka and loved it. Just be aware that there is a lot of climbing and most of it has to be done without shoes. (Take an old pair of socks as the ground is rough and...More

1  Thank EMELeicestershire
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Much better than the nearby Anuradhapura. A large amount of temples of different ages concentrated in a relatively small mountain. Most of the climbing is relatively well preserved stairs (my kid counted 430), only the very top is challenging, but it's not a must. The...More

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

this is one of the greatest historic place has many relics, chethiyas, have to walk about thousand of steps, still most of everyone is able to go, better to keep water and beaware of monkeys, dont forget to climb the mihinthala rock and also to...More

Thank Harshana J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our hotel recommend us to go in the afternoon to see the sunset, they were completely right :) it was amazing! Just make sure to eat before you go or the monkeys will try to steal your food!

Thank Marta M
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Mihintale was one of our favourite places in Sri Lanka. It was the only place we had a guide, Athula, explaining the historical and religious background of the place, which really added a lot to the limited information we had in our tourist booklet. We...More

2  Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 6 September 2018 via mobile

This is a small town close to Anuradhapura.many visitors come to visit the ancient temple there. The temple has a long history. And there are many ruins to be seen everywhere. The temple is built on a summit of a mountain so you have to...More

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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.
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9 August 2017|
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Response from Shamil J | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Only for foreigners
20 November 2016|
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Response from Patrick G | 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