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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  • Walk-in Dagoba, Buddhist pilgrimage site recommendation: with slippers go, give them at the temple (or leave in front of it), and then restrain themselves drive can be, other people smile, they smile back will you sacrifice front buy Lotus/Lily,. wash, decapitate and before the Buddha, Kleinderordnung place: barefoot, covered shoulders, men long pants, women rock over knee, belly covered recommended: first with a guide, then alone
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  • A good place to visit to understand local culture and beliefs. Photography is a must. Carry your camera aat all times.  more »
  • As everybody knows Kaluthara Temple is one of the highlight and secret Buddhist temple in Srilanka. easy stop and worth visit for anyone passing Colombo - Galle (A2) road  more »
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  • One of the most beautiful temple surrounded by Kalu River, 33 Km only from the capital City of Colombo, On Poya days temple will be crowded and more decorative
  • one of the most worshiped temples in Sri Lanka. During Wesak poya day there are so many Buddhists from all parts of the island comes here to worship Lord Buddha.
  • One of most beautiful temples in Sri Lanka, must visit this place
  • Kalutara Bodhiya is historically important due to the fact that it was one of the 32 places indicated by Arahant Mahinda Thera to the king Devananpiya Tissa in the 2nd century B.C. as a place where one of the thirty two saplings of the sacred Sri Maha Bodhi tree in Anuradhapura be planted, to which the King extended his patronage.
  • Good buddhist temple.

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Beach resorts dominate in Kalutara, with a selection of large, luxurious options pressed right up against the coast. Most of these expansive resorts offer swimming pools, restaurants, and a range of amenities to complement their natural surroundings. If you're looking for something more budget-friendly, cast your eye a few streets back from the beach to find basic guesthouses, which offer little in the way of amenities, but plenty in terms of rustic charm and friendliness.
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