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Mihintale

Mihintale

 

Situated 11 km. east of Anuradhapura is Mihintale, regarded as the cradle of Buddhism in Sri Lanka. The rock is dotted with shrines and rock dwellings. A grand stairway ofMihintale 1,840 steps made of granite slabs, 5 metres wide, leads to the summit with its splendid views of the surrounding countryside.

 

Mihintale - regarded as the cradle of Buddhism in Sri Lanka. The rock is dotted with shrines and rock dwellings. A grand stairway of 1840 steps made of granite slabs, 5 metres wide, leads to the summit with its splendid view of the surrounding countryside.