No photos in this blogpost, but the title claims, there are plenty of them... What's wrong here? Admittedly, there is a problem. The problem is, our main article about Mihintale's attractions has so many photos of 900 by 600 dots size that it can take some time to load the very, very long page. So we ask for your patience. But we propose to wait a second or two, because our article provides very comprehensive information about Mihintale and surroundings and the photos give you an impression, how many lovely things you can see in Mihintale and how many of them can not be seen in your illustrated guidebooks. So if you are looking for highly attractive sites off the beaten path, you don't have to walk far distances in Mihintale. Nevertheless, the most famous sites, such as Ambasthala Dagaba, which are frequented by many more tourists, are still charming Buddhist sites, as they are visited by even more Sinhalese pilgrims. Mihintale, known as the cradle of Sri Lanka's Buddhism, is a sacred place. You have to behave accordingly, and you will confirm: This is not the atmosphere of mass tourism. Mihintale is genuinely Sri Lankan.
Nuwan Chinthaka Gajanayaka,