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8D Sri Lanka

86/8/1 Vipula Mawatha | Thalwatta, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
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8 days tour of Sri Lanka with 8D

We had an awesome trip to Sri Lanka this January all thanks to Charaka, Gayan and Kelsi. They took... read more

Reviewed April 24, 2018
sherpapemy
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Kathmandu Valley, Nepal
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wonderful srilankar trip and thanks to 8 D

It was very wonderful trip last week and my family particularly kids enjoyed a lot,chalaka and... read more

Reviewed December 21, 2017
ANISH4
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Manama, Bahrain
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After attaining enlightenment, Buddha visited this island on 3 different occasions. He had the foresight that against all odds, the Dhamma would become established in this country. BUDDHA CONSECRATED SACRED SITES: Tooth Relic Temple (left canine tooth relic of Buddha) Somawathiya (right canine tooth relic of Buddha) Girihadu Seya (hair relic of Buddha, and first stupa to be built before the arrival of Buddha) Mihintale (arrival of Buddhism) Gangaramaya (hair relic of Buddha) Dambulla Golden Cave Temple (ancient cave paintings) Polonnaruwa Wathadagae (ancient structures, left canine tooth relic was kept) Gal Vihara (stone statues of Buddha) Aukana Buddha Statue (stone statues of Buddha) Buduruwagala (stone statues of Buddha) Aluvihare (Pali scriptures) SIBA Sri Lanka International Buddhist Academy (higher education in Buddhism) 16 SACRED SITES OF VENERATION IN SRI LANKA There is a famous Pali poem indicating these sixteen holy places of Sri Lanka: Mahiyanganam Nagadeepam Kalyanam Padalanchanam Divaguham Dighavapi Cetiyam Mutiyanganam Tissa Maha Viharancha Bodhim Marichavattiyam Suwarnamali Maha Cetiyam Thuparama Bhayagirim Jetavanam Sela Cetiyam Tatha Kacharagamakam Ethe Solosmasthani Aham Vandami Sabbada (I worship these sixteen holy places) 1. Mahiyangana Raja Maha Vihara (first visit 9 months into enlightenment, hair relic, cervical spine-neck bone relic, first-ever stupa to be built in Sri Lanka) 2. Nagadeepa Purana Viharaya (second visit 5 years into enlightenment, Buddha sat and preached on this gem studded gold throne enshrined in the stupa) 3. Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara (third and last visit 8 years into enlightenment, sanctified by Buddha, arrived with 500 bhikkus) 4. Sri Pada (third and last visit, sacred left footprint imprinted by Buddha at the apex of the fifth highest mountain in Sri Lanka) 5. Diva Guhava (third and last visit, Buddha spent the day in a cave after the imprinting his footprint at Sri Pada. Location near Sri Pada mountain but unverified) 6. Deegavapi Raja Maha Vihara (third and last visit, site sanctified by Buddha who spent time with Arhats in ecstatic meditation) 7. Muthiyangana Raja Maha Vihara (third and last visit, site sanctified by Buddha who spent time with Arhats in ecstatic meditation, hair and teardrops that became pearls enshrined in stupa) 8. Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi (the branch of the bodhi tree under which Buddha attained enlightenment was taken from bodh gaya and planted here) 9. Mirisawetiya Vihara (Built by King Dutugamunu with the relic of Buddha studded onto the king’s sceptre that is enshrined in the stupa) 10. Ruwanwelisaya (most number of Buddha’s relics and greatest stupa in Sri lanka) 11. Thuparamaya (Buddha’s right collar bone relic) 12. Abhayagiri Vihara (rice bowl used by Buddha enshrined in stupa) 13. Jetavanaramaya (waistband of Buddha enshrined in stupa) 14. Sela Cetiya (Buddha’s hair relics in between the eyebrow enshrined in stupa) 15. Tissamaharama Raja Maha Vihara (third and last visit 8 years into enlightenment, sanctified by Buddha, arrived with 500 bhikkus) 16. Kiri Vehera (the temple enshrines the golden seat, from which Buddha delivered a sermon, a lock of hair and the royal sword (magul kaduwa) used by Buddha who was once, Prince Siddhartha who cut off his hair at the time of the Great Renunciation)
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Reviewed 24 April 2018 via mobile

We had an awesome trip to Sri Lanka this January all thanks to Charaka, Gayan and Kelsi. They took very good care of us and with their help even our mother, despite her age and leg pain could reach Sigiriya. I would highly recommend 8D...More

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8dsrilanka2018, Manager at 8D Sri Lanka, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2018

Hi Pemy , Thank you for your positive comments and for giving us the opportunity to provide our services to you. We are truly and deeply happy that you enjoyed your trip with us. In fact, we enjoyed catering to your needs as much as...More

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Reviewed 21 December 2017

It was very wonderful trip last week and my family particularly kids enjoyed a lot,chalaka and gayan both of them were very friendly and nice people. Thanking you guys for wonderful trip and memories!!!!! ANISH MATHEW,ASHA ANISH,RYAN,REBECCA FROM BAHRAINMore

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8dsrilanka2018, Manager at 8D Sri Lanka, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2018

Hi Anish , Thank you for your positive comments and for giving us the opportunity to provide our services to you. We are truly and deeply happy that you enjoyed your trip with us. In fact, we enjoyed catering to your needs as much as...More

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Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

First tome I saw the name 8D Sri Lanka I dind't go for revews. I Just had a feeling that it would work out. And so it did!!!!! Thank you so much Sharaka for making our visit to Sri Lanka special and unique. Made us...More

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8dsrilanka2018, Manager at 8D Sri Lanka, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2018

Hi Caty, Thank you for your positive comments and for giving us the opportunity to provide our services to you. We are truly and deeply happy that you enjoyed your trip with us. In fact, we enjoyed catering to your needs as much as you...More

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Reviewed 7 August 2017

8D Tours was the best decision to choose, my tour guide Charaka was so friendly, caring, funny and his Engllish was amazing, too. I traveled solo and with him I never felt lonely, we did a trip to Polonnaruwa, where he showed me his insider...More

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Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

The 2 Chongs from Malaysia Mr Charaka D Wijeratna , our driver cum host for 2 in 1 Hostel and Homestay in Kandy is a fantastic (knowledgeable, humble, pleasant, accommodating, caring, handworking and jovial) person. Even before setting foot on Sri Lankan soil he had...More

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Management response:Responded 19 June 2017

Hi Chong, Thank you for your positive comments and for giving us the opportunity to provide our services to you. We are truly and deeply happy that you enjoyed your trip with us. In fact, we enjoyed catering to your needs as much as you...More

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Reviewed 17 June 2017

Me and my daughter made a tour with Charaka during 5 days exploring the south of Sri Lanka. Everything worked very well and he was very receptive for our wishes. He guided us throughout and showed good knowledge in everything from Buddhism, animal life, culture...More

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Management response:Responded 19 June 2017

Hi Krister, Thank you for your positive comments and for giving us the opportunity to provide our services to you. We are truly and deeply happy that you enjoyed your trip with us. In fact, we enjoyed catering to your needs as much as you...More

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Reviewed 1 June 2017

8D Tours provided us with our best days in Sri Lanka. Our guide Charaka expertly took care of all our comfort needs while introducing us to some of Sri Lanka's most beautiful and interesting places. Charaka speaks excellent English and is very knowledgeable of the...More

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Hi Kelsye, Thank you for your positive comments and for giving us the opportunity to provide our services to you. We are truly and deeply happy that you enjoyed your trip with us. In fact, we enjoyed catering to your needs as much as you...More

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Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

Sri Lanka exceeded all expectations and 8D was no different. A warm welcome and wonderful stay, we will definitely return.More

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Management response:Responded 25 May 2017

Hi Krista, Thank you for your positive comments and for giving us the opportunity to provide our services to you. We are truly and deeply happy that you enjoyed your trip with us. In fact, we enjoyed catering to your needs as much as you...More

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Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

Went to Sri Lanka on a Buddhist pilgrimage with a group from Vietnam and I can't thank 8D tours and Charaka enough , with his connection with the temples we where able to visit sites that would be impossible had we went solo, also a...More

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Reviewed 21 May 2017

I had an amazing trip around Sri Lanka, adventuring through Dambulla, Sigiriya, Adam's Peak, Kandy, Nuwara Eliya, Ella and Mirissa. An amazing country to visit, with so much diversity in what you can see and do in one country. From safaris to lounging on a...More

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Management response:Responded 25 May 2017

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