Mihintale

Dagoba

Dagoba

Mihintale in the Central North of Sri Lanka, is the place where Buddhism was first introduced to Sri Lanka. After climbing the 1850 ancient steps you can see why. Mihintale is located on the top of a hill that has spectacular views of the countryside below.  The main area is a small plateau that has a central Bodhi tree and is surrounded by a Dagoba (a Buddhist dome shrine), a large statue of Lord Buddha and a rock look out. Sitting under the fragrant frangipani trees in the cool breeze you can’t help but get a bit spiritual as you absorb the serenity of this hill top oasis.

steps

steps

flag

flag

Buddha

Buddha

The top

The top

 

Watching

Watching

 

Back down

Back down

 

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This entry was published on November 27, 2013 at 4:16 am. It’s filed under Photography, Travel and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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