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Reviewed 1 week ago

It's better to visit it at the beginning or at the end of the day bacause it's quite crowded. The sacred tree is said to be the oldest documented tree in the world. Moreover, apart from this it has also a special important value from...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Rosario_it
Reviewed May 11, 2019 via mobile

This is one of most respected Buddhist temple located in Anuradhapura. This is southern branch of historical Sri Mahabodiya in India under which load Buddha attained.

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed April 22, 2019 via mobile

It was really interesting to go round this, we had a really well informed guide and it was amazing to know that every stupa we went to after here had got it's bodhi tree from this one.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed April 21, 2019

learn the historical background and the sacred, create own meditation based on that self learning, try to visualize the history and then you can find better meditation and relaxation.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Neelaka N
Reviewed April 14, 2019 via mobile

Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi is a sacred fig tree in the Mahamewna Gardens, Anuradhapura. It is said to be the southern branch under which Lord Buddha attained Enlightenment. It was planted in 288 BC and is the oldest living human-planted tree in the world with...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Kittycoocat
Reviewed April 4, 2019

For such a sacred site, you really can't see much here. The tree is behind walls and draping. Wear socks because the pavement is HOT! Additional fee required on top of the exorbitant fee for Anuradhapura. They charge to "watch" your shoes.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Nicole B
Reviewed March 17, 2019 via mobile

The main reason for the existence of this site is the tree apparently descended from the original tree where Buddha founded his religion after contemplating beneath it for many months. Lots of visitors- the majority Buddhists.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank jandlUk
Reviewed March 14, 2019 via mobile

My wife and I visited here during our recent Birdwatching Tour of Sri Lanka 🇱🇰. We’d decided to take a break from birding and spend the day visiting the Temples & Stupas. We’d pre-arranged a guide and this really is essential to get get the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed March 13, 2019 via mobile

Get there by 06.00 am for sunrise. It will be magical, cool, and very few tourists. Although ,understandingly,many local pilgrims for Pooja (prayers). Which in itself is a wonderful experience. We found many things in Sri Lanka enhanced by very early visits. A consequence of...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank E5359BCsusang
Reviewed March 11, 2019

The legend behind the Bodi-tree of temple indicates that this tree has a history of about 2500 years and has been brought to Sri Lanka from India at the time of one of the greatest kings of India called "King Asoka", as a goodwill gesture....More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Response from german_taliesin | Reviewed this property |
I'm pretty sure that credit card is not an option where we bought our ticket. The ticket box (in this case) was in front of the (closed for renovation) museum.
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