Kantaka Chetiya

Kantaka Chetiya is a 12 m high dagoba with 130 m in diameter that is located close to the first landing of the stairway on Mihintale. Majority of Kanata Chetiya dagoba is now in ruins and is considered to be one of the oldest dagoba in Mihintale. Tourists will also find of interest, the four stone flower altars stand at each of the cardinal points, along with sculptures of dwarfs, geese and other figures.

Mahaseya Dagoba

mihintale mahaseyaMahaseya Dagoba is considered to be the largest dagoba in Mihintale that is located southwest to the Ambasthale Dagoba. Mahaseya Dagoba houses the relics of Mahinda and has a bodhi tree located close to the dagoba. More

Ambasthale Dagoba

Ambasthale Dagoba is built over the spot where Mahinda and King Devanampiya met first time. The name Ambasthale means ‘Mango Tree’ and refers to a riddle that Mahinda used to test the king’s intelligence. More

Indikatu Seya Complex

Indikatu Seya complex is a monastery that is mostly in ruins located inside stone walls. Indikatu Seya means dagoba of the needle. It is believed to be an active monastery during the period of Mahayana Buddhism.

Naga Pokuna

Naga Pokuna, meaning snake pool, is called so because of the five headed carved cobra on the wall of the pool. Tourists can reach Naga Pokuna by taking a pathway that goes to the left from the stairway to Ambasthale Dagoba.

Sinha Pokuna

Sinha Pokuna is a small pool with a 2 m high lion mounted on the side. The lion is a beautiful piece of carving that is liked by all the tourists visiting the pool.

Mihintale Museum

Mihintale museum is a small museum that contains good collection of bronze figures, frescoes, and other stone articles. The main tourist attraction of this museum is a gold plated ola manuscript.

Mahinda’s Cave

Mahinda’s cave is the cave where Mahinda lived and meditated. There is a large flat stone inside the cave where Mahinda is believed to be the place where he rested. There is a difficult path from Ambasthale Dagoba that goes to this cave.