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Mihintale

Mihinthale
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Mihintale

Mihinthale is where Buddhism was first introduced to Sri Lanka. The climb to the top consists of a grand granite staircase (1840 steps), beautiful views and many temples along with homes for monks. The sacred mountain of Mihintale, also known as the cradle of Buddhism in Sri Lanka, is supposedly the location where Buddhism was first introduced to Sri Lanka. The climb to the top consists of a grand granite staircase of 1840 steps. The summit provides beautiful views of the surrounding landscape. The mountain contains many temples, homes for monks and several stupas.

Suitable for children:

Child Friendly. Prams not recommended due to steps.

Duration:

Approx. 2h (Depends on interest of the client & not inclusive of travel time)

Difficulty:

Easy

What to wear/bring:

Kindly cover your shoulders, knees, take off your shoes and bring a pair of socks as the ground may heat up.

Guided:

Not guided.

Good to know:

Please respect Buddhist customs and do not take pictures with your back to Lord Buddha.

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