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Bodhi (Bo) Tree

Address: Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: This city is known as the home of an offspring of the Bo tree where the Buddha found enlightenment.
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Type: Religious sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: This city is known as the home of an offspring of the Bo tree where the Buddha found enlightenment.

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sandy utah
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111 reviews 111 reviews
80 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

It was interesting because it is supposed to be a start from the tree where Buddha obtained enlightnent, but total lame as to appearance

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Portland, Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

This kind of thing is personal to say the least. I liked that they didn't charge the morning we went, and I found the monkeys there more fascinating than the tree. Now, don't get me wrong ... I like really old sacred trees, and have seen a few in my travels, but this Bodhi tree didn't touch me in any... More 

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Dehiwala, null, Sri Lanka
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

this is supposed to be the oldest surviving tree in the woprld. the original tree of this was supposed to have given shade to lord buddha when he attained enlightenment.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

I don't know what I was expecting when I was informed I would get to see a tree grown from the sampling of the tree Buddha gained enlightenment under, but all I can say is that I was surprise. The tree spans out over the top of this platform and is held up in spots by golden supports. Worshipers at... More 

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Alnwick, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Anyone interested in Buddhism or the general culture of Sri Lanka must become associated with the Bodhi or Bo tree. This was the tree beneath which it is believed that the Buddha reached Enlightenment. A branch from the tree was brought to Sri Lanka and planted here in the third century BC. The Anuradhapura Bodhi tree is of particular importance... More 

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Casablanca, Morocco
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

We visited it in Anuradhapura. It is the sacred tree of Buddha. The first branch was brought from the tree where Buddha used to rest. There is also a statue of the woman who brought the branch to Sri Lanka.

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Budapest, Hungary
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Not just one of the very important monument of the Sri Lankan early kingdoms and buddhism history! It's a really living sacred place now. The world's oldest documented tree, under which Buddha meditated and enlightened. One branch of this tree in 288 BC was brought from India by Sangamitta - the daughter of King Asoka. Don't forget, hat and shoes... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Different religions and nations find this place good for pray, me too, I was impressed by all this people around me. It was cleaner than in any other place

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Sydney
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

A nice long walk from the Milano guesthoose if you are feeling fit catch a Tuk Tuk back for 200rp, a must go for the age of the tree and an attraction to the Sri Lankan populace. Beautiful flower offerings to buy and don't forget no shots bring a sarong as that will suffice, well worth a visit.

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Hobart, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Great sense of culture, it f"eels" special and significant. Watch out for the people as you go in trying to give you a flower. If you take one, you'll regret it on the way out!!!!

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