Mihintale


Mihintale is a mountain peak near Anuradhapura. It is believed by Sri Lankans to be the site of a meeting between the Buddhist monk Mahinda and King Devanampiyatissa, which inaugurated the presence of Buddhism in Sri Lanka. It is now a pilgrimage site. There are several religious monuments and abandoned structures.

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Ambasthala Dagaba

167 AD

Mihintale Ancient Hospital

852 AD

Mihintale Buddha Statue

Mihintale Dana Salawa

956 AD

Kaludiya Pokkhana

853 AD

Kantaka Chetiya

2nd century

Maha Saya Stupa