Facts About Sri Lanka

Oldest Living Human-Planted Tree In The World

The “Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi”, was a branch from the original Bodhi tree that Lord Buddha sat under when he attained enlightenment. It was planted in the Mahamewna Gardens, Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka in 249 B.C.

The sacred branch was brought in by the daughter of ‘The Great Emperor Asoka’ of India. Definitely a must see if visiting Sri Lanka.

Oldest Tree in the world
Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi inside the golden fence


Oldest tree in the world
Golden supports for the sacred tree

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