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Review of Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi

Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi
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Owner description: This city is known as the home of an offspring of the Bo tree where the Buddha found enlightenment.
Orleans, France
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“Nice to take a tour ...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2013

An highest boudhist site ...lot of people , wonderful flowers offered ...and surprises ..you maight see a beautiful green parrot leaving in the main tree ...

Visited July 2013
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Dandenong, Australia
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“Take your socks.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2013

Arriving on a Poya day, there were a gazillion people there. Make sure you take a pair of socks, as will all temple and stupa areas it is a hat and shoe free zone. Wearing socks is acceptable and respectful. The biggest part of the experience was the immersion in the local culture.

Visited July 2013
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England, United Kingdom
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“Popular site”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2013

Judging by the number of nationals visiting this site you can tell how important it is. The one remaining branch might not overawe as an attraction in itself but its existence and significance cannot be underplayed. Well worth a visit.

Visited June 2013
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Miskolc, Miskolc, Hungary
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80 reviews
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“Excellent energies”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2013

We had the pleasure to meet a nice guide (he spoke 5 languages - which is very rare here) and he shared tons of information with us. So we visited every single segment of the place and made tons of nice pictures.

Visited July 2013
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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“Sacred Bo”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2013

I last visited the Sri Maha Bodhiya as a part of my extended trip to Trincomalee where we ended up in Anuradhapura. Please don't take the direct road from Trinco to Anuradhapura via Mihintale since the road is horrible.

This Bo tree is believed to be the oldest tree in the world with a written history.

Thousands come everyday from all corners of the world to pay their respects to the bo tree who's mother gave shelter to Lord Buddha when He enlightened. A must see place if you're in Anuradhapura.

Visited February 2013
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