Probably of the world's oldest fig trees, Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi was allegedly planted in 249 BCE. Revered by Buddhist pilgrims from around the globe, the tree remains one of the most sacred relics in Sri Lanka--worshipers believe Buddha sat under this very fig when he attained Enlightenment. To visit Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi and other attractions in Anuradhapura, use our Anuradhapura road trip tool.
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One of the most sacred Buddhist religious places in Sri Lanka. Better to visit early morning or evening. more »
It is the totally relaxed feeling that one enjoys at this sacred place of worship venerated by the Buddhists from all over the world. Early in the morning surroundings were very tranquil and... more »
A sacred place for Buddhists. Tourists, when you go there you have to remove your slippers/shoes. There are some places which keep your shoes, you can keep your shoes there & they will keep it for you. They will charge little amount of money for that
The most worshipped living tree in the world. The tree supported to Lord Buddha to lean back at the time of enlightenment. One of apex sacred object for Buddhists around the world.
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