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Sri Maha Boodhi Temple, Anuradhapura

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Visit Sri Maha Boodhi Temple to see the most sacred object in Buddhist history--the Maha Bodhi tree. The ancient branches of this 2,247-year-old tree represent the place where the Lord Buddha found enlightenment. Local pilgrims and devotees come to worship the holy site, while chants and prayers resonate through the oldest continuing Buddhist monastery and the center of Theravada Buddhism. See nearby Love Maha Paya, the nine-story house built between 167-137 BCE, as well as Jethavanaramaya Dagaba with its alien-like sphere that contains Buddha’s relic, and many other monastic buildings. You can explore the complex on your own, or hire a guide for a more comprehensive experience. To visit Sri Maha Boodhi Temple and get the most from your holiday in Anuradhapura, create itinerary details personal to you using our Anuradhapura tour planner.
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  • The tree and temple are a beautiful site to visit. I am currently in Sri Lanka and have visited both Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa. I can easily recommend Polonnaruwa over Anuradhapura. Polonnaruwa rui...  more »
  • This historical sight is a must visit the glimpse of the bodhi tree is refreshing and the temple is sparkling clean and serene  more »
  • If any Indian visits to Sri Lanka then this is a must see place. The sapling from Bodhi tree from India was brought to this place and when Bodhi tree in India decayed a sapling from this very tree was...  more »