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Address: Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka
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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Bodhi Tree

Full of pilgrims reciting prayers and offering flowers wonderful to watch. Ground gets very hot, socks essential

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Please wear white and wear something full length when you go there as a mark of respect. But it is not compulsory. It is quite a nice place and is quite active there. Was good to see people so engrossed in their activities. Also do not forget to visit the Stupa which is near it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

This place is full of people dressed in white, nuns and monks saying their prayers. Very special to observe. You can buy Sri Lankas national flower outside (water lily) and offer it inside of one of the small temples around the tree. I liked all the flags surrounding the pavilion and the tree, they cast very nice shadows. Beautiful place.... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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63 reviews 63 reviews
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We have seen the Bodhi Tree in Bodh Gaya in India which we liked a lot better. This version is very small and as spiritual as we expected it.

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Queens, New York, United States
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

The Bodhi tree is more than 2600 years old. It was a very special trip for me as I am a Buddhist. I felt so peaceful and felt like I was giving respect and pray to Buddha, himself. If you could, please visit early in the morning and late evening to avoid the heat.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Full of pilgrims reciting prayers and offering flowers wonderful to watch. Ground gets very hot, socks essential

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Trowbridge, United Kingdom
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

This tree is reputed to be one of the oldest in Sri-Lanka and important to Buddhists. It is surrounded by fences to protect it (unsderstandably) and difficult to photograph.

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Magog, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

When we arrived, it was closed until 2pm. Be aware of this fact and plan accordingly. If you walk around, you can still have a good view of the tree.

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Panadura, Sri Lanka
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68 reviews 68 reviews
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Sacred of all trees. It takes as living Buddha. So very holy and respectable place. Please keep silence in all time.

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

I only wish we could see the whole trunk of the tree! The only part that is visible is the top of the tree as it rises above the temple. The base of it is in the area that is off limits. It doesn't look as old as they say it is, but then again it is very well looked... More 

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Not as good as Lumbini, but very nice overall. Just remember to wear socks if you can't handle the heat of the stones.

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