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Bodhi (Bo) Tree

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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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one of the greatest places in the world

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 29, 2015
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Moscow, Russia
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63 reviews 63 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

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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33 reviews 33 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

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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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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Milan, Italy
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Although this Bodhi tree is very old I think the visit to this site is interesting from a religious or cultural perspective, as opposed to a historical one. The site is actively used by Sri Lankan Buddhists for prayer giving non religios visitors the opportunity to observe Buddhist ritual first hand.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

As a person who is not very religious, the power of the chanting was haunting, similar to being caught in a wave. Try to visit during the full moon

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

In SriLanka, a Buddhist religious country, people worship this tree as a sacred place. This tree is a sapling from the historical Bodhi tree, where Buddha enlightened. It was planted here in 288 BC and is the oldest living human planted tree in the world. (But the oldest living tree is in California USA, is 5064 years old). The tree... More 

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New Delhi, India
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Bodhi Tree - the seat of Vajrashan which provided the shelter to Siddharth Gautam to rise as the Lord Buddha. The most defining tree which historically changed and alter the pace of time and crossed horizons and boundaries of class, caste, creed, culture, race and regions. The tree is magnificent, its persona is symbolic to wisdom-hood. Mere looking at it... More 

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Ocean Shores, NSW, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

The symbolism of this place is the attraction, as well as the feeling of peace around it. The story goes that the old tree is a direct descendant of the bodhi tree under which the Buddha found enlightenment. Don't forget to pack a pair of old socks because you have to take off your shoes, and the ground is hot.

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Adelaide, Australia
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This is a very holy site for Buddhists and most Sri Lankans and the ambience around the tree and the buildings is very peaceful and relaxing. While you cannot get close to the tree itself you can view the canopy and enjoy the calm.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

I rolled in by train to Anuradhapura around 10AM-a little behind schedule-but with plenty of time to see the Bodhi Tree. I was a little disappointed to discover the tree was only viewable from a distance, behind a locked gate. TIP: No one tells you this, but they open it up after 2pm daily for visitors to get a closer... More 

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