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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  • According to the written history this is the world oldest tree.planted in 249 B C.located in Anuradhapura maha meunauyana.this is the most venarated boo tree among the budhist.the reson is load buddha...  more »
  • Required by the significance of the site. Beware of going barefoot (is required) at noon, you can burn you the soles of the feet. Advisable to carry socks
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  • 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...  more »

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Hotels and guesthouses lie scattered around Anuradhapura, and accommodations tend to concentrate in a green neighborhood between the main street and Nuwara Wewa irrigation tank. Mid-range hotels near the tank also have swimming pools. Budget travelers should explore the numerous family-run guesthouses, where you can negotiate the price. You can always accept the offer by your rickshaw driver for a basic room at a reasonable rate.
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