Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi, Anuradhapura

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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  • It is a sapling from the historical Bodhi tree under which Buddha enlightened. It was planted in 288 BCF and is the oldest living human-planted tree in the world with a known planting date. It was bro...  more »
  • But I almost think it doesn't pay off so far from the shot just to see the tree. If I had expected more feeling but in the end you can see him but the effort it has made does not weigh up the experience
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  • 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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