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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  • The Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi is said to be a branch from the bodhi tree at Bodhgaya in India where the Buddha attained enlightenment. This is a significant pilgrimage destination so variations of human dev...  more »
  • The best appearance and bunch of locals dressed in white costumes, offered flowers and fruits, hard to say a prayer. Foreign tourists with white dots on the right wrist was wrapped white misanga further. You kept misanga trip have been seeded.
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  • It is the right-wing branch (southern branch) from the historical Sri Maha Bodhi at Buddha Gaya in India under which Lord Buddha attained Enlightenment. This is situated in Mahamewuna Garden, Anuradha...  more »
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  • If you are to visit the ancient kingdom, Anuradhapura, you must visit Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi as well. Few kilometers away from the city. It is the oldest living human-planted tree in the world with a known planting date, in 249BC. Large number of people come to visit and worship this place every day from all over the world. You can see lots of monkeys playing around, on alert with them. Early morning is the best time of the day to visit this calm and relaxing place in sacred city of Anuradhapura.
  • A very beautiful, calm and quiet place. This is the sacred tree at which Price Siddhartha attained enlightenment. Please come to the place with a proper attire, preferably white. Public is not allowed to visit the top most level where the sacred Bo tree is placed at. Parking is available away from the place (less than 1km)
  • The longest surviving tree in the world with a documented history. A must visit if you are ever in Sri Lanka. Pinnacle of Buddhist history ! You will feel the energy in the place when you are there. Recommended that you visit in the evening to have the best experience.
  • One of the top sacred places in Anuradhapura ancient city as well as in the island. Have a written history since the reign of King Kithsirimewan.
  • Very good place. It's very important for Buddhist peppers. One of the very good place in Srilanka
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