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Bodhi (Bo) Tree

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Address: , Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka
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Description: 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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Very nice, slightly crowded

Definitely worth a visit as part of the Anuradhapura city tour. You get access to many places of which this one. Macaques are running around so keep your belongings close :)

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 15, 2015
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Innsbruck
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

A most for any one seeking to learn some basics about the spread of Buddism. A magical setting and story. This site is the highlight of the city.

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Subang Jaya, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

It was very humbling to be in a place which housed a sapling from the Bodhi tree under which Buddha sat and attained enlightenment. To boot, it is located in lovely ancient Anuradhapura grounds.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Definitely worth a visit as part of the Anuradhapura city tour. You get access to many places of which this one. Macaques are running around so keep your belongings close :)

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

It was a very informative trip for kids, my self and my wife got endless questions ,Concerns and suggestions frommy kids about each and every places that we visited. (many times I have to shout at them to keep quite for a 5 mins) Still they do have very valid but unanswerable questions which I have to google and find-out.

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Kandy, Sri Lanka
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015 via mobile

Sri Lanka recieved Buddhism in 3rd century BC . Arhat Mahinda thero appeared on rock of Mihintale ( Anuradhapura ) and met King Devanampiyatissa and introduce Buddhism to Sri Lanka . After few years back Arhat Mahinda s sister came to Sri Lanka with plant of Bo Tree ( ficus religiosa ) which gave shelter for Buddha during enlightment .... More 

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

It is huge tree, but it behind the gates. The guards take gifts from the people and put them under the tree.

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Babylon, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Enjoyed a quick visit here on a recent trip to Anuradhapura. Skipped paying by coming in the side entrance (good if you didn't buy the $25 pass), no shoes, so be aware of your own needs. Ground gets a little hot and rocky. If you are not there for religious reasons, be aware of those that are. Do not walk... More 

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Bern, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

I went at dusk, and the atmosphere was wonderfully serene, despite the number of people worshipping, watching and walking around. Even if you're not a believer, this feels like a place of great import. Go and allow yourself to be part of it; you'll feel the good Buddhist vibes.

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Austria
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 via mobile

When we visited the site it was very crowded by praying people. Tourist information were very scarce. Nobody asked for the tickets. There is no place for a good view of the tree.

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

This is one of Buddhist people's prestige. Although there is a lot of crowd always, you can feel the calmness in your mind as well as in the heart when you are here.

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