Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi, Anuradhapura

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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 history and legend of this site are incredible and it is a must to experience it. The omnipresent budhism is alive here.  more »
  • Srilanka abounds great relics of Buddhism. The most scared of them is the Mah Bodhi tree.The sapling of the holy Bo tree in Gaya , India , under which Lord Buddha obtained Gnana, the supreme knowledge...  more »
  • This ancient tree is the oldest surviving cutling from the tree under which Buddha found enlightenment. It is beautiful and the atmosphere is serene. There are many locals chanting and worshipping in ...  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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