On the same level as the relic house, this hall, also known as the convocation hall, is where monks met to discuss matters of common...
Monks’ Refectory & Relic House
On the second landing is the monks’ refectory with huge stone troughs that the lay followers kept filled with rice for the monks Nearby,...
This dagoba (arguably the largest at Mihintale) is thought to have been built to house relics of Mahinda. The bodhi tree to the left of...
Naga Pokuna information
Halfway back down the steep flight of steps from the Ambasthale Dagoba, a path leads to the left, around the hill topped by the Mahaseya Dagoba. Here you’ll find the Naga Pokuna (Snake Pool), so called because of a five-headed cobra carved in low relief on the rock face of the pool. Its tail is said to reach down to the bottom of the pool. Continuing on from here, you eventually loop back to the second landing.