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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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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