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All reviews buddhism in sri lanka worth the climb surrounding countryside top of the rock an amazing view nice sunset buddha statue kaludiya pokuna big rock walk up bring socks late afternoon worth the effort bare feet nice walk peaceful place without shoes
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A nice and impressive historical place.More than 2000 years ago the place was developed by ancient kings. Steps made by stones, so many steps, has to be careful and take a rest in the middle.We watched the sunset and it was amazing. The "Dagaba" in...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank BenJay145
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Climbed all the way up. Quite a demand on the knees but the views at the top were worth it. Enjoyed reading about various sites/ ruins on the way. Recommended. One minor gripe - large square at top to be crossed with no shoes (understandably)...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank BlankoMD
Reviewed 2 days ago

Mihintale is a really interesting site and despite being listed under Anuradhaura on TA it is in fact 12 km away in the village of Mihintale. Contrary to some advice tickets were not at the museum, which is small and not too interesting and you...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Kevin S
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I saw morning sun rise and evening sunset. Very ancient place. Lot of hills with dagabos and steps made out of stone with nice views.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Waasala L
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Wonderful views from the top and, if you are not a climber, a driver can go up a good part of the way. You have to climb without a hat or shoes the last bit as it is a holy site, but there are railings.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank gitta45
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I didn't put five stars because it poured while I was visiting, so my visibility was greatly reduced; I didn't get to see some of the views over the area. You get to climb a lot of stairs to see this sight. It's pretty impressive,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Eva J
Reviewed 5 days ago

Cycled from Anuradhapura (12km) to visit this temple that sits ontop of more steps. There is a climb up to a prayer rock with the most stunning views however its not for the faint hearted...the steps are in fact grooves into rocks. My advice is...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank kingdomDublin
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Simply excellent spot for sunset. Go for dagoba 40 min before sunset, then move to Buddha statue and find secret spot (a trail behind left back side of Buddha). Some nice workout too due intensive steps.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank thebe123
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We drove to the parking halfway up, then there are a few stairs until you are in the main complex. The stupa is easily accessible and very impressive, the rock with the viewpoint was a challenge- the stones were extremely hot, but sometimes there were...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank _Hanne_M77
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A few miles from Anuradaphura lies this amazing viewpoint atop a small mountain. You can take a vehicle most of the way up to a parking area and explore from there--a rock viewpoint, stupa, and Buddha statue..... or just find some shade and enjoy some...More

Date of experience: December 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.
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9 August 2017|
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Response from 1983prasadj | 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