Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi, Anuradhapura

Probably of the world's oldest fig trees, Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi was allegedly planted in 249 BCE. Revered by Buddhist pilgrims from around the globe, the tree remains one of the most sacred relics in Sri Lanka--worshipers believe Buddha sat under this very fig when he attained Enlightenment. To visit Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi and other attractions in Anuradhapura, use our Anuradhapura road trip tool .
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  • again very interesting Buddhist place in SL,Anuradhapura is 1st kingdom in SL,this is a place where with religous value,and must visit place in SL, locals and foreigners are visiting the place,while d...  more »
  • Pleasant Temple containing an original branch of the Bodhi tree (the one supported by scaffolds.
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  • Can be quite busy so choose your timing. This bodi is claimed that it may be the original one brought from India by the buddha  more »
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  • This is most probably one if the most sacred places of worship to those who follow the Buddhist philosophy, other being the Sacred Tooth Relic in Kandy. The many times I have been here have been quite busy so I couldn't get the chance to properly appreciate in peace. As one of the oldest trees in documented history, there are many tourists and overseas visitors who come to see this location.
  • Important place to buddhist. Very Relaxing Here. Cannot Fly Drones over this place. And i think you need to wear appropriate clothes to enter this place.
  • Cannot say anything about this attraction, if not that I would have liked to visit it. The tree, said to be a branch of the one where Buddha attained Enlightenment while he was in India, is one of the most sacred relics of the Buddhists in Sri Lanka. And I was very curious to see it. Unfortunately it was closed at the time we visited Anuradhapura Site.
  • The ultimate place to visit if you are a Buddhist. Can be very busy. You are better off visiting in the late afternoon or early evening.
  • Buddhist Religion Place. Clam and Peaceful Environment. Mind Relaxed.
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