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Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi

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

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Reviewed 3 days ago

The Bodhi Tree in the temple's garden is said to be a branch from the oldest tree in the world. It is the branch from the tree under which Buddha found enlightment. As it is sacred and old it is under conservation so you can...More

Thank Gul C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although Sri Maha Bodhi Temple was not our official itinerary for our private tour of Sri Lanka, our magnificent guide Palitha decided that we should see this temple and the its Mahamewna Gardens. Inside these gardens is located Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi, the oldest living...More

Thank DJEargasm
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Can be blessed and unbueden and relax your mind. Though it's a religious place it also has the ability sooth you

Thank Madushan J
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Located in heart of Anuradhapura which is 168Km from Bandaranayake international airport. Better to where white or light color dress when you visit this place. Do not where dress like mini skirt, short sleeve blouse or short for men in order to have some respect....More

Thank Arosh29
Reviewed 12 August 2017

Wear a long dress with long sleeves.Other wise you will not able to visit this place. It's a very crowded place almost everyday of the year along. Best to go there in the evening due to the sun. This is the greatest tree for SriLankans.

Thank Dilshan M
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Some of his review you will find repeated for other places in Anuradhapura as I could not write a generic one. Firstly, for sites of relgious signigicance, no footwear, hats or bare legs/shoulders. My tips would be; if in doubt carry a wrap/sarong/shawl and a...More

Thank r0tt1
Reviewed 2 July 2017

The most scared part of the Anuradhapura scared city complex. The tree is very old and believed to be a branch off the Bodhi tree in Bodh gaya where Buddha attained his enlightenment.

Thank traveller_prk
Reviewed 19 June 2017

As a nation we are really prod of this place. This is the branch of the tree that the right-wing branch from the historical Sri Maha Bodhi at Buddha Gaya in India under which Lord Buddha attained Enlightenment. this is the oldest living human-planted tree...More

Thank Lahiru Lakshan a
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

Well worth a visit once you have the tourist entry ticket to Anuradhapura. Beautiful sacred place. Be sure to dress conservatively or to take a shawl for shoulders and knees.

Thank NZKateNJake
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

Very nice to visit. Nice grounds with some shady spots. Limited information in English. Cheap entry.

Thank johnboy3bw
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7 October 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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