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Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi

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Address: Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka
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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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an Interesting temple and the oldest tree in the world

This is an interesting temple to visit with many locals saying prayers. The Bohdi tree is said to be the oldest living tree in the world.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Melbourne, Australia

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is an interesting temple to visit with many locals saying prayers. The Bohdi tree is said to be the oldest living tree in the world.

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Bengaluru, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Venerated by Buddhists all over Sri Lanka this tree and the temple of he tooth in Kandy are two of the most holy Buddhist sites in Lanka

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I found it difficult to understand what the worshipers were getting from their visit to this place. It's not particularly impressive in size for such an old tree but clearly believers felt some sort of energy from being in its presence. It was a privilege to be allowed to come and see this site for myself and it struck me... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is hard to work out which is the original tree. However, the beauty of this religious site is in seeing the hundreds of devout pilgrims of all ages praying and offering gifts. Never seen anything like it before.

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is impossible to cover all the sites in a single day, as there are so many places to see. The museum is small but has a good collection of artefacts from the ruins of Anuradhapura. There is a gallery showing the original form of various ruins when they were discovered, and their post-restoration form. There are so many stupas... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We got there at about 6 in the morning which I believe is the ideal time to be there as it gets hot during day time.Visitors are not allowed to wear any kind of footwear as this is a place of worship.So it's not easy to go there during day time.Mornings and evenings would be ideal. This is said to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of very prominent place for all Buddhists. I write this note to help people who do not know the place. If you are visiting Anuradhapura, you should pay a visit to Jays Sri Maha Bodhi.....

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Thank Thenuka T
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is the oldest tree in the world and part of the Bodhi Tree were Buddha found enlightenment. There was a really impressive energy around which can be felt. But I expected the tree to be a little more bigger and more impressive, but still it's very much worth visit!

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The temple of Bodhi tree is a very nice experience, watching the beklievers who came there to enjoy the presence of spirit of Buddha.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Hostorical place for all Buddhists. This is a branch of the Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi in Bodh Gaya where it provided shelter to Lord Buddha to attain enlightment.

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