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Kalutara Bodhiya, Kalutara
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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 a place for Buddhist to worship and pray, when you go there its essential to wear long cloths white or pale colored.no head ware allowed. peaceful place to relax and calm the soul down. 
  • With him began our acquaintance with the present Sri Lanka outside the hotel. Located on the banks of the river immediately after/before the bridge near the bus station and the railway station in Kalutara South. Free admission according to the sign at the entrance. As in all Buddhist temples need shoes at the entrance, bring socks and prigotovte small bills that would make a "donation" when receiving the shoes back.
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  • We were Turyaa in Waskaduwa for two weeks in the hotel. It is conditioning from his hotel it looks like on a rubbish tip, simply disgusting and repulsive.
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  • one place a budhdhist must visit