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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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A pleasant place to listen to the wind through the leaves and contemplate life

We where here at the end of a warm afternoon in the fading light with all it's atmosphere. Besides the tree there is quite a complex in this grassed parkland. Our small group was... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Will_Of_The_North
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Leeds, United Kingdom

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is suppose to be the oldest tree in the world with written records. A branch from the original Pipal Tree in India where the Buddha attained enlightenment 2600 years ago. Now this tree is venerated by all Buddhists protected by the governments with security. beautiful place to visit, giant tree, people gather early morning, around 6am to pay respects... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a full - moon day & a religious day for all Buddhists. It was a bit too crowded being a poya day, but we worshiped under that quiet atmosphere. One of the most sacred place for Buddhists in Sri Lanka. You feel very contended.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We where here at the end of a warm afternoon in the fading light with all it's atmosphere. Besides the tree there is quite a complex in this grassed parkland. Our small group was honoured with our own prayer service. Spend time to mediate on the Buddha's life.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best places in Sri Lanka where you can feel how wonderful being a Buddhist is. There are lot to see here. You won't be able to comment the calmness of the great statue of Lord Buddha. There is enough space in front of it for you to sit and meditate. Sandy ground which is outside is so... More 

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Luton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very sacred place for all buddhists with the oldest living known planted tree in the world and one of the sacred relics of buddhists. The tree was in a garden surrounded by a wall and accessed via steps on two sides. Alas a bit disappointed in that when we arrived although we could access the surrounds the gates at... More 

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Thank shark939
Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

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 January 13, 2017

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2017

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 January 5, 2017

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 January 1, 2017

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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