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Kalutara Bodhiya, Kalutara

Categories: Landmarks, Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.3/5 based on 170+ reviews on the web
Standing near a sacred Bodhi tree, Kalutara Bodhiya ranks among Sri Lanka's most revered Buddhist sites. The temple has experienced quite a turbulent history. It served as a military fort under the Portuguese, as well as an administrative building for the Dutch and British, probably due to its strategic location. Buddhists have venerated the temple since 1042 CE, when the prince planted a new Bodhi tree here--reputed to be one of the 32 saplings from the sacred fig under which the Buddha attained enlightenment. Using our custom trip planner, Kalutara attractions like Kalutara Bodhiya can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • loverly little stupa (largest one you can enter). Warning lots of steps to get to the inside. wall around the stupa tells of the buddahs life and finishes with the tooth relic coming to sri lanka. out...  read more »
  • A very interesting temple to pray and understand a bit more about Buddhism. Just avoid the solicitations. 
  • Probably better to see the Kalutara Bodhiya as part of seeing other sights unless you plan to meditate for a while or just sit and and enjoy the peace. 
  • one place a budhdhist must visit
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