The Sri Maha Bodhi Tree

Anuradhapura , North Central Province , Sri Lanka

About The Sri Maha Bodhi Tree

The Sri Maha Bodhi Tree is one of Anuradhapura’s most important Buddhist sites and is a sacred place of pilgrimage.

It is thought that the Sri Maha Bodhi Tree grew out of a cutting of the fig tree under which Buddha himself gained enlightenment. This would make it up to 2,000 years old.

Visitors flock to see the Sri Maha Bodhi Tree, which is surrounded by railing and adorned with prayer flags.

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