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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 6 days ago via mobile

It was incredible to see the long queues of people ready to pray and recognize the value of a tree. For Buddhists, this tree is incredibly important. It's near the back of the compound, and the queue moves quickly, each person is able to say...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is one of the most important place for Buddhist. Botree is a branch of the actual botree Buddha sat under for many weeks until he achieved enlightenment. For tourists I am not sure if it is worth a visit as there is nothing much...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 6 days ago

no matter your beliefs this is a very special place to Buddhists and to go and walk around this temple with this very special tree is good for the soul.My advice go at dusk. and remember to make a donation to the women who handle...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 11 December 2018 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
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Reviewed 5 December 2018

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 25 November 2018 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 17 November 2018 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
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Reviewed 3 November 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
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Reviewed 7 October 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 6 October 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
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25 September 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.
7 October 2016|
Response from 152sasp |
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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