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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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  • On our trip, this was the first stop on truth at a cultural site. Perhaps in itself is not much, but the devotion with which locals go to deposit their flowers and their prayers, incense... Transmits you serenity and helps you to understand more of their customs and rituals
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  • If You Believe about Buddhism you should want to see this.It was planted in 288 BC and is the oldest living human-planted tree in the world with a known planting date. 
  • must visit place in anuradhapura, although i don't know which one is real one(means oldest tree),anyway, i reached there around 5pm something, not so crowded but getting local people to do ceremony al...  more »