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Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi
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Anuradhapura Private Day Trip from Colombo...
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Owner description: This city is known as the home of an offspring of the Bo tree where the Buddha found enlightenment.
Reviewed July 19, 2013

We had the pleasure to meet a nice guide (he spoke 5 languages - which is very rare here) and he shared tons of information with us. So we visited every single segment of the place and made tons of nice pictures.

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"poya days"
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"sacred city of anuradhapura"
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Reviewed July 14, 2013

I last visited the Sri Maha Bodhiya as a part of my extended trip to Trincomalee where we ended up in Anuradhapura. Please don't take the direct road from Trinco to Anuradhapura via Mihintale since the road is horrible.

This Bo tree is believed to be the oldest tree in the world with a written history.

Thousands come everyday from all corners of the world to pay their respects to the bo tree who's mother gave shelter to Lord Buddha when He enlightened. A must see place if you're in Anuradhapura.

Thank Sanka W
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Reviewed July 13, 2013

Most ancient known tree in the world shows the skills and knowhow of the ancient people in Sri Lanka. When you look at the boundary and surrounding walls made of granite stones with featured round, square and triangular shapes with patterns. Sandakada Pahana (granite entrance step with animal carvings) which only can be found in Sri Lanka is an invaluable asset to a proud history of Sri Lanka.

Thank WasanthaSamarasekera
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Reviewed July 11, 2013

This was such an ancient tree and so significant in the history of buddhism, it was hard to take in how long the history is. We visited just after Poson Poya (June 2013) and the site was very messy after a massive festival picnic had taken place two days before. Nevertheless it was very interesting and wonderful to see local people as pilgrim visitors which made the site feel very 'real' rather than a spectacle. Itr was really hot - go early or late in the day.

Thank alisono27
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Reviewed July 10, 2013

We arrived during a religous festival so it was quite crowded and all the better for it. Unlike many of the temple ruins around this is a living breathing Place of worship. Bear this in mind as you enter.

Thank PeterH12
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