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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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Must visit place as a part of Buddhist cultural tourism. Apparently this is the place where Buddha got the enlightenment... One of the holiest sites in Buddhist religion...good... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A must visit by every Buddhist. Best early in the morning. You will feel like all your burdens has been taken away. Feel calm and relaxed.

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Metro Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is believed to be the most venerated Fig Tree in the Buddhist world. This place easily can be reached by Train. Just walking distance from Anuradhapura main train station. We saw the ceremony at 6:15pm and it is colourful and and lot of devotees were there.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is magical . Make sure you are covered shoulders and below knees. You can sit and watch for hours. The main tree is looking very well

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Must visit place as a part of Buddhist cultural tourism. Apparently this is the place where Buddha got the enlightenment... One of the holiest sites in Buddhist religion...good place to take photos...

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Thank Saleem S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

Full of people but worth the trouble. Must visit place for every Buddhist. Wear white clothes and be calm and respectful.

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Thank Tharaka S. S
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

The most respected "Sri Maha Bodhiya" (the most respected boo tree, a branch of the boo tree from India) the boo tree which gave shelter to Lord Buddha while preaching bana.

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Thank Manjula R
London, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016 via mobile

The temple itself is not stunning, but you should pay attention to the pilgrims that have come to the tree from all over Sri Lanka. Very interesting to learn more about local Buddhist practices.

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Thank MiroSto
Multan, Pakistan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi is the most sacred place in Anuradhapura. It is a raised platform in Mahameghawana Gardens which contains a branch of a fig tree (called Maha Bodhi in Buddhism) under which Mahatma Buddha is stated to have attained enlightenment (nirwan) in Buddha Gaya, India. This tree (sapling) was planted here in 249 BC and is known as... More 

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

In 3rd Centuary BC Princes Sanghamitra planted this tree and now the centre of Buddhist activities in this beutiful Island Country.. A must visit... you will feel calm.. this tree is the branch of original Maha bodhi tree of Bodh Gaya where lord Buddha got enlightenment...

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016 via mobile

Take a short visit to see the locals praying and understanding their culture. You require to remove your shoes so avoid going there in noon.

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