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This city is known as the home of an offspring of the Bo tree where the Buddha found enlightenment.
Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This sacred tree is believed to be the oldest planted tree in the world, planted in 249BC from a cutting of the Bodhi tree from India under which Buddha is believed is have gained enlightenment. This tree has been nurtured for over 2000 years and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank CliffS418
Reviewed 1 week ago

Cool area to self meditation, but its noisy some times, best place to enjoy nature like wind and sun, foreigners best to get self mediation with no collections or beggars, Oldest tree in the world and hope long life.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful old temple. Very calming. Don’t forget to visit the lamp burning area and incent stick burning areas

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this unique and amazing place to pay homage to the Jaya Siri Maha bodiya with family and it was indeed a spiritually enlighting and relaxing experience. Whilst there we were able to experience various different practices of pilgrims being adopted to pay homage...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank IshaniSenaweera
Reviewed November 3, 2018 via mobile

The Bo tree here is very old.This tree is venerated by all Buddhist as a holy tree.Lots of local Buddhist pilgrims in white clothes.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 3SEse7
Reviewed October 7, 2018 via mobile

Visited here as part of our Grand Tour of Sri Lanka and throughly enjoyed it. As with all cultural places in Sri Lanka you need to be mindful that there is a lot of walking without shoes, so advise you take an old pair of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank EMELeicestershire
Reviewed October 6, 2018 via mobile

This is another place in Anuradhapura which holds religious importance for Buddhists. Hence every buddhist coming to Anuradhapura never forgets to pay a visit. However others can also pay a visit and learn about biddhist culture and etc.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Malki S
Reviewed September 20, 2018

This is considered to be the oldest living planted tree! Definitely worth a visit. The temple and grounds are beautiful. Visit during the hours the area around the tree is open and you can receive a blessing and white string tied on your wrist. Socks...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank MsTommasino
Reviewed August 26, 2018 via mobile

This bo tree ( fig tree) is the most sacred fig tree in buddism. Every year millions come from all over the world ti worship and attain blessing. Calm place to worship and meditation.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Chamila L
Reviewed August 6, 2018

One of the sacred place for Buddhist. This is a significant place in which the philosophy of Lord Bhudda began to spread first time. Great place for harmonized with many Sri Lankans, many more natural places surrounded this area.

Date of experience: July 2018
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September 25, 2017|
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Response from Amila Dananjaya D | Reviewed this property |
Jayasri maha bodhi entrance is free. The common ticket covers other historical places like Jethawanaramaya Stupa, Abhayagiriya Stupa etc. The price is around 25 USD as i can remebmber.
October 7, 2016|
Response from Sas P |
There is a comon ticket. The Sri Maha Boodhi temple is on the same compound, and in the same ticket. The compound is pretty big. Go by tuktuk. We hired bikes at our hotel. It was a wonderfull bikeride early morning, we... More
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