10 Buddhism Historical Places You Must Visit in Sri Lanka – GeekTravelling

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    Sri Lanka comprises with rich Buddhist culture and history, therefore many great Buddhism historical places can be watched in there. we have earlier mentioned few nice places for camping/night life and elephant watching place. As we promote Sri Lanka and its destination, this post would be useful to find the must watch 10 Buddhism historical places in Sri Lanka. 1.  Sri Maha Bodhi is the heart of Sri Lankan Buddhism. Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi in Anuradhapura is reckoned as the oldest surviving tree in the world. It was bought to Sri Lanka by Theri Sangamitta and was planted in the Mahameghavana Park in Anuradhapura in 249 BC by king Devanampiyatissa. It is the southern branch of the Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi at Buddha Gaya in India under which Lord Buddha attained Enlightenment. 2. Dalada Maligawa The Sri Dalada Maligawa (the temple of the sacred tooth relic) is a main Buddhist temple in Sri Lanka. It is located in Kandy. The temple dedicated relics of what is believed to be the actual teeth of the Buddha. Therefore, many people love to worship the Sri Dalada Maligawa.

    3. Sri Pada

    Sri Pada is located in the central highlands of Sri Lanka, Sri Pada is revered as a holy site by Buddhists. It is a high mountain so many people are interested in climbing Sri Pada. The peak of this historical mountain has the sacred footprint, Buddhists identified it as the footprint of Lord Buddha. 4.  Ruwanwelisaya is located in the ancient city of Anuradhapura. It is the one of the world’s tallest stupa and was built by king Dutugamunu (140 B.C.). The lord Buddha’s relic has been enshrined in this sacred stupa. Ruwanwelisaya is considered a wonder due to the splendid architecture. 5. Kande Viharaya Kande Viharaya in Aluthgama, Kalutara district is a perfect place worshipping. It has the tallest sitting Buddha statue in the world. As well as there are nine devalas dedicated to the god Vishnu, Kataragama, Saman, Paththini, Ishwara, Sooniyam, Gana, Kaali and Senasuru Deviyo. 23

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