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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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  • Enough of parking before the Bodhiya when you visit from colombo side. But on a poya day this will be crowded. More valuable place for Buddhist people. "Kalugana" is beside the Bodhiya.  more »
  • Site to visit in respect of local tradition and culture. My tuc tuc stop there every morning for offerings.
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  • Not very far from the Hotel with Tuk Tuk !! Only Rupies 300 one way to the City Kalutara. One can also reach this town with Train from Turyaa Kalutara Hotel.  more »
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  • one place a budhdhist must visit