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Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi

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Address: Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka
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This city is known as the home of an offspring of the Bo tree where the...

This city is known as the home of an offspring of the Bo tree where the Buddha found enlightenment.

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We visited thi temple to see the tree that apparently came from India and was grown from the tree under which Buddha found enlightenment. It was obviously a very revered temple... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

It was a great pleasure to visit the old city of Anuradhapura and the Bodhi tree. While the historical monuments were interesting there was just a lot of garbage everywhere. It would do a lot of good to clean up the place a little so the tourists as well as the pilgrims could enjoy the area more.

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Bendigo, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was unexpected, as our guide brought us here towards the end of a long and tiring day, but it was a highlight! It may not have the grandeur, splendour and decoration of so many major places of worship in all belief systems, but the simplicity of the tree and its surrounds, and the tangible sincerity of the worshippers was... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A sacred place for Buddhists. Historical place which goes back to more than 2200 years. Usually packed with devotees.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited thi temple to see the tree that apparently came from India and was grown from the tree under which Buddha found enlightenment. It was obviously a very revered temple popular with the locals and it was interesting for a short visit. The surrounding grounds have some ruins from the original city. Good for a short visit.

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Athens, Greece
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A sacred Buddhist place, the most ancient tree in the world, from a sapling of the original Buddha's Bodhi Tree. The place has a separate additional fee of 200LKR. Mind that the inner temple closes down daily from 11 to 2, so you cannot get close to the tree during these hours, but you can still wander around the large... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

This is suppose to be the oldest tree in the world with written records. A branch from the original Pipal Tree in India where the Buddha attained enlightenment 2600 years ago. Now this tree is venerated by all Buddhists protected by the governments with security. beautiful place to visit, giant tree, people gather early morning, around 6am to pay respects... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017

It was a full - moon day & a religious day for all Buddhists. It was a bit too crowded being a poya day, but we worshiped under that quiet atmosphere. One of the most sacred place for Buddhists in Sri Lanka. You feel very contended.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

We where here at the end of a warm afternoon in the fading light with all it's atmosphere. Besides the tree there is quite a complex in this grassed parkland. Our small group was honoured with our own prayer service. Spend time to mediate on the Buddha's life.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

One of the best places in Sri Lanka where you can feel how wonderful being a Buddhist is. There are lot to see here. You won't be able to comment the calmness of the great statue of Lord Buddha. There is enough space in front of it for you to sit and meditate. Sandy ground which is outside is so... More 

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Luton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

A very sacred place for all buddhists with the oldest living known planted tree in the world and one of the sacred relics of buddhists. The tree was in a garden surrounded by a wall and accessed via steps on two sides. Alas a bit disappointed in that when we arrived although we could access the surrounds the gates at... More 

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