Kalutara Bodhiya, Kalutara

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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  • its very beautiful and one of the very ancient and important buddhist pagoda to visit. ancient paintings to see. i recommended you to visit on the way to down south  more »
  • Says it all in the title for this temple which is left of the two sides of the street and that our guide venere to the point that he is there order has each pass for quick devotions.
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  • Very nice temple, makes a nice photo opportunity. Very clean and well maintained. Lots of locals both inside and outside praying and many people selling flowers for you to take in. Very peaceful place...  more »
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  • Ample parking.(at left side just before the bridge when coming from Colombo.) Lovely big Pagoda which is designed to visit inside & worship. Nice experience. Recommend to visit inside.
  • Best , beautiful and register palce to visit in kalutara.its near by the kalu gaga. also many people come to visit this place and lot of people come to worship this place.
  • A place you can find yourself in a spiritually calm and peaceful area.located in the heart of kalutara south town.
  • Good place to worship I observed sill today there is a Buddhist book Shop open 7 days.
  • One of the most ancient & religious place where buddhists visit more often. Located at the center of Kalutara town by the side of kalu river, Sri Lanka. There is a belief that Kalutara bodhiya (bodhi tree) is one of the 32 saplings of the Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi in Anuradhapura.
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