SRI LANKA TRAVELOGUE – DAY 3 – MIHINTALE

by Antonio Gil April. 05, 2019 935 views
Lord Buddha Statue

Lord Buddha Statue

Mahaseya, the great stupa

Mahaseya, the great stupa

More stairs

More stairs

To the side of the Ambasthale Dagoba is a flight of rock-carved steps leading to this large white sitting Buddha statue

To the side of the Ambasthale Dagoba is a flight of rock-carved steps leading to this large white sitting Buddha statue

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Teresa's picture

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Mihintale - The Cradle of Sinhala Buddhist Civilization

"A more perfect sanctuary for the sons of Buddha could not be found anywhere else throughout the length & breadth of Ceylon" H. C. P. Bell

Culturally, Mihintale is one of the Solosmasthana (Sinhala: sixteen sacred sites) of Sri Lanka: it is the cradle of Sinhalese Buddhist Civilization. Touristically, Mihintale is a Sri Lanka Holidays attraction; historically and archeologically, Mihintale is a site of great importance; geographically Mihintale is a mountain range consisting three main hills called Ambastala (Sinhala: Plateau of the Mango), Rajagiri (Sinhala: mountain of the kings) and Anaikutti (Mountain of the Elephant).

Mihintale Temples in a wondrous setting
No matter what your faith is, the beautiful shrines, stupas (dagobas), rock caves enhanced by the wondrous setting, make Mihintale unforgettable.

http://www.mysrilankaholidays.com

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Kasia Urynowicz 6 months, 4 weeks ago

Good morning Guru, again you pic its absolutley amazing

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Antonio Gil Replied to Kasia Urynowicz 6 months, 4 weeks ago

Good morning Kasia. No time no see dear friend. smile Thanks for the comment

6 months, 4 weeks ago Edited
Carl Schraefel 11 months, 2 weeks ago

Sunday April 21...just read about the horrific bombings in Sri Lanka! Hope you are all safe.
Take care

11 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Carl Schraefel 11 months, 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your concern my friend. I visited Sri Lanka in March fortunately. It's so sad

11 months, 1 week ago Edited
Tim Rogers 11 months, 2 weeks ago

That view...again. 

Amazing

11 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Tim Rogers 11 months, 2 weeks ago

This was a very interesting place. Thanks Tim

11 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Bethany Plonski 11 months, 3 weeks ago

What a beautiful set! I especially love the mood of #1 and the perspective in #5.

11 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Bethany Plonski 11 months, 3 weeks ago

It was a very interesting place situated in a wonderful scenario. Thanks Bethany

11 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue 11 months, 4 weeks ago

#4 - colors and structure are as incredible as the perspective.
Beautiful set!

11 months, 4 weeks ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue 11 months, 4 weeks ago

It's like if it belongs there in-between the green trees. Thanks dear friend

11 months, 4 weeks ago Edited
Camellia Staab 11 months, 4 weeks ago

Wonderful series again. Love the perspective in #5

11 months, 4 weeks ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Camellia Staab 11 months, 4 weeks ago

That one was taken while climbing the stairs to visit the Stupa. Thanks dear Camellia

11 months, 4 weeks ago Edited
Berckmans Peter 11 months, 4 weeks ago

My kind of place. Well done as usual

11 months, 4 weeks ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Berckmans Peter 11 months, 4 weeks ago

Yes, I know smile Thanks Peter

11 months, 4 weeks ago Edited
Marsha 11 months, 4 weeks ago

Gorgeous set of images....love them all!

11 months, 4 weeks ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Marsha 11 months, 4 weeks ago

You're too kind my friend

11 months, 4 weeks ago Edited
Jay Boggess 11 months, 4 weeks ago

#1love the contrasting textures & lighting......#2 wonderful perspective...really highlights the steep climb #3 did you count these??
#4 beautifully composed & exposed! #5 looks like you made it to the top! Bravo! #6 nicely framed!
Lovely series and a good workout, to boot!

11 months, 4 weeks ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Jay Boggess 11 months, 4 weeks ago

Thank your for the individual appreciation my friend. Much obliged Jay

11 months, 4 weeks ago Edited
Jay Boggess Replied to Antonio Gil 11 months, 4 weeks ago

The offerings that you two post are always a treat! 
Happy Saturday!!!

11 months, 4 weeks ago Edited
Laurie Madsen 11 months, 4 weeks ago

Wonderful series Antonio!

11 months, 4 weeks ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Laurie Madsen 11 months, 4 weeks ago

Thank you dear Laurie

11 months, 4 weeks ago Edited
Francesc 11 months, 4 weeks ago

Wonderful set ..I love the angles and compositions...Happy weekend Antonio!!!

11 months, 4 weeks ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Francesc 11 months, 4 weeks ago

Same to you Francesc, and thanks

11 months, 4 weeks ago Edited
Russell Smith 11 months, 4 weeks ago

Quite stunning .

11 months, 4 weeks ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Russell Smith 11 months, 4 weeks ago

It was a very interesting place

11 months, 4 weeks ago Edited
Bob Rosenberg 11 months, 4 weeks ago

Really lovely grounds.  You captured it well.

11 months, 4 weeks ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Bob Rosenberg 11 months, 4 weeks ago

Thank you Bob. Have a great weekend smile

11 months, 4 weeks ago Edited
José Manuel 11 months, 4 weeks ago

#1 +1 ATT, Alos laterais á figura.grinning+1

11 months, 4 weeks ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to José Manuel 11 months, 4 weeks ago

Obrigado Zé. Já só falta um mês e pouco smile

11 months, 4 weeks ago Edited
José Manuel Replied to Antonio Gil 11 months, 4 weeks ago

yesssssssssssssssssssss.................... Como será aquela coisa por lá???

11 months, 4 weeks ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to José Manuel 11 months, 4 weeks ago

A comida pelo menos acho que é boa smile

11 months, 4 weeks ago Edited
José Manuel 11 months, 4 weeks ago

#5 +1+1

11 months, 4 weeks ago Edited
Olga Helys 11 months, 4 weeks ago

#1 is my fav!
Great serie of pics
Like the mood
Thank you

11 months, 4 weeks ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Olga Helys 11 months, 4 weeks ago

Thanks a lot for your comments my friend. smile

11 months, 4 weeks ago Edited
Joe Zink 11 months, 4 weeks ago

#1, right to my favorites!

11 months, 4 weeks ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Joe Zink 11 months, 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much Joe. This one was taken while climbing the stairs to visit the Stupa.

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