Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi
Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi
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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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Stu151
Wickford, UK1,784 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
One of the most sacred places for every Buddhist, it's the oldest tree with recorded history in the world.

Incredibly busy, and the central part isn't that big. Best I think, to try to visit early or late.

I fully understand (and respect) the religious significance, but to tourists it doesn't have any of this.
Written 21 February 2024
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Peter M
Melbourne, Australia1,293 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Friends
Jaya Sri Maha Bodhe is a historical sacred bo tree in the Mahamewuna Garden in Anuradhapura. The Buddhist nun Sangammita Maha Therei, a daughter of Indian Emperor Ashoka in 288C brought the tree cutting to Anuradhapura. It is over 2300 years old and is the oldest living hman planted tree in the world
Written 13 August 2023
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Vnordby
Drammen, Norway191 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
Plenty of Bodhi trees, and the big one on a platform in the middle is the important one. People worshipping everywhere so be respectful.

You have to leave your shoes so be prepared for burning feet!
Written 27 July 2023
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Dasun
Matale, Sri Lanka1,039 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
Cultural as well as religious beliefs exist in every religion. This place is very important for Buddhists because of the beliefs based on religion. It has a long history so the value here is also high. A place that brings comfort to the mind
Written 22 July 2023
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Kevin T
Auckland, New Zealand1,214 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
Said to be over 2,500 years old and a sacred part of everyday life. There is a strict dress code and it was incredibly busy although it’s really difficult to see the tree itself. Having said that the atmosphere was compelling and it was a privilege to be part of something so important in day to day life. Enjoy……
Written 5 June 2023
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Shardha
Colombo, Sri Lanka124 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
One of the oldest trees in the world is well taken care by Buddhists the world over. The only downside is it get crowded during full moon days and weekends.
Written 13 January 2023
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selvakumar2015
Chennai (Madras), India1,023 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Solo
Believed to be a sapling from the sacred bodhi tree under which Lord Buddha is said to have attained enlightenment, this ancient temple is a major pilgrimage centre for Buddhists from all over the world.

It is said that every Buddhist must make a pilgrimage to this sacred place atleast once in his/her life.
The temple premises are clean and quiet.

A sacred place to visit to calm down and meditate.
Written 8 October 2022
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Elise
18 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Solo
I paid 8000!!! rupees to see some ruins and stupas and it was so not worth it. Very boring and I would definitely not recommend it.
Written 24 April 2022
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Jithmi Uthpala
Matugama, Sri Lanka11 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021 • Family
Sri maha Bodhiya is a religious shrine of historical value located in the Anuradhapura District of the North Central Province of Sri Lanka.A sapling of the historic Bodhi tree that the Buddha in attaining Enlightement.Anuradhapura is an important place to visit and worship
Written 17 January 2022
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Alice S
Lund, Sweden649 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021 • Couples
Again a hard place to review. It depends on what you like. I knew that the tree wouldn't be big or look particularly special, but if you expect something extraordinary you'll be dissapointed. What is special about the place is that the tree is taken from the original tree where the Buddha is said to have achieved enlightenment. Just that it is a 2000 year old tree is quite amazing, no matter what it looks like. Also to get to observe the reverence the locals pay the tree is fascinating. I suppose it is sometimes loud, confusing and the offerings litter the place. But as long as you know why you go it might be a good experience.
Written 22 December 2021
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