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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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Let Your Mind Be Peacefull

This is the most sacred place in Anuradhapura.You will be surprised to see the tranquility specially in the night time.Poya days and week ends have more devotees. Kindly switch... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
MohanSamaratunge
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Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka

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Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is the most sacred place in Anuradhapura.You will be surprised to see the tranquility specially in the night time.Poya days and week ends have more devotees. Kindly switch off your mobile phones ones you enter.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The great Sri Maha Bodhi is one of the top places a tourist has to visit in the sacred city of Anuradhapura. Mind the dress code please since this is a temple. There is a car park quite close to location and we walked a short distance to a side entrance where two senior ladies operate a shoe-keeping hut. We... More 

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Thank Dude_IN_LosAngeles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi is sacred to all buddhists. Do not wear caps or footwear when entering the sacred areas.

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Thank Sanjay F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very early in the morning, we visited this oldest living human planted tree. Buddhists thronged the surrounds paying homage to this sacred bodhi tree. Although surrounded by people, I felt happy and peaceful due to the tranquility prevailing around this great bodhi tree. According to History Indian emperor Asoka dispatched his daughter-nun Theri Sanghamitta to Lanka with a sapling of... More 

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Wadduwa, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great place to visit! If you're planning to visit this place please make sure to wear a light color long dress. & no need to buy tickets to visit this place.

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Manhattan, KS
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is surprisingly modest. It is very unique. It should be visited with respect. There is a lot of chanting and incense. The tree can't be really see from up close. Noone asked us for any entry fee. Bring some flowers instead.

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Thank Witoldzio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We did not know that there is a dress code. No sleeveless shirts for women and no shorts. Also, there is a sign recommending wearing white or light colored clothing. We had to go back and change. We found the place peaceful and was definitely worth the time.

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2016

If you are to visit the ancient kingdom, Anuradhapura, you must visit Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi as well. Few kilometers away from the city. It is the oldest living human-planted tree in the world with a known planting date, in 249BC. Large number of people come to visit and worship this place every day from all over the world. You... More 

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Negombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2016

one of the most sacred places in sri lanka, this sacred bo tree has given the shelter to lord buddha. large amount of people come to worship this place everyday.

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Galle
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016 via mobile

During a official visit at night our family visited Sri maha bodiya and it was a non crowded day and we abled to get the blessing very peaceful way Even night very safe and always there are Police security

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