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Kalutara Bodhiya, Kalutara
(4.3/5 based on 190 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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  • One of the biggest temples, which is located in the immediate vicinity of Kalutara. Interesting as an extension of horizons and explore the culture of the population Shrilanki.
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  • I travel a lot on South and South-East Asia and before nowhere met stupas, in which you can enter. And this can be. On the inner wall of the circle are the paintings on the subject of the biography of the Buddha. There are about 200. Very interesting.
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  • Went to the Beach the fight from the hotel Hibiscus. Very beautiful and unusual. Just like everywhere in Sri Lanka a bit dirty.
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  • one place a budhdhist must visit