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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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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

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 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

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 NEW 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

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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Shute Harbour, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

This is a place of devotion and prayer. It is like walking into a church in Europe in the middle of a service except that you are most welcome. Enter with respect for the locals and treat the site as what it is: a place a spiritual significance for locals not a tourist attraction. Enjoy the colors, sounds and energy... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Perhaps it was the day and time we came but it was crazy busy. A lot of people all the time. The tree itself was impressive for its size and age.

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Bristol, England
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

... however it was interesting to see how much it mattered to the Buddhists there. We visited here as part of a tour of Anuradhapura given to us by a guide. We visited here last on our tour as it was getting dark. It was actually a nice to see it as dusk gave the whole place a mystical feeling.... More 

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Nagpur, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

The trip to Anuradhapur was just by chance as we had to exchange some money while on our trip to Wilpattu. The sacred city of Anuradhapura is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world and was the ancient capital. The first thing to visit which came on our mind was to visit the Bodhi Tree which was... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

located in anuradapura sri lanka. its most important site for all the world budist people. why before 2500 years loard buddha enter the enlighterment under the this tree.

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Address: Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka
Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  North Central Province  >  Anuradhapura

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