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Address: Bodhgaya, Bodh Gaya, India
Phone Number: +91 91994 67609
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One of the most sacred places for Buddhists, the temple is an imposing...

One of the most sacred places for Buddhists, the temple is an imposing example of early brick structures in India. It holds the diamond throne, a colossal image of Buddha and the holy Bodhi tree.

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The Pinnacle of Any Buddhist Pilgrimage

Bodh Gaya is unlike any other northern Indian town on the pilgrim's path. It rightly seems like the culmination of a pilgrim's journey, as it was the culmination of the Buddha's... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Bodh Gaya is unlike any other northern Indian town on the pilgrim's path. It rightly seems like the culmination of a pilgrim's journey, as it was the culmination of the Buddha's journey. And the Mahabodhi Temple, marking the place where Lord Buddha attained enlightenment, is the highlight of the visit. I was able to see it on the night of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Big temple, lots of people, lots of security. We went during a pilgrimage season, there were lots of monks from all over the world chanting and praying. Was a spectacular sight. The monks are really happy to explain why they are doing their different activities and will let you try out their prostration boards, rubbed smooth by the thousands of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Of course this is why we all come to Bodh Gaya - to be in the place where the Buddha gained enlightenment. It is probably my favourite place on this earth although less peaceful than it used to be due to vast numbers of pilgrims, but you have to be prepared to share this precious holy site with all beings,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Overwhelmed and inspired by the people of different buddhist traditions who came and pay respect to the Buddha image in the temple and thereafter meditate under the Bodhi tree where Lord Buddha attained enlightenment. In order to get good pics, go early( the temple is open from 5 a.m until 9 p.m) Cameras (they charge a fee of 100 rupees)... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The holy temple and its surrounding is calm and peaceful. I could easily spend my time here for a few hours, taking photographs of people, monks, yogis and worshippers. There is a market nearby to walk about and enjoy some local expeditions.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Bodhgaya is a place where luxury hotels are absent. The hotels nearest the temple are at best 2-3 stars. However the temple itself is a World Heritage Site and rightly so. However the proliferance of beggers have to be tolerated. Please note that, according to a friend who is a street vendor : "the children asking for money mostly have... More 

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Ambala, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very calm place, you can spend here 2-3 hours here, must hire a guide to appreciate the history and meaning of every sculpture.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The holiest place on earth. The place of Enlightenment. The Buddha became Buddha here and share his knowledge of peace and happiness with the rest of the world. The awakening arose here.

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Navi Mumbai, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This one is world famous historical temple of Lord Buddha.. You will feel a different kind of peace at this place... not able to write... A must visit for all

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

World Heritage Site. Worth visiting twice, once after sunset for a very tranquil experience. A guide will be of help (Rs 200) to understand the 7 spots where Buddha spent one week each for his enlightenment. Mobiles not allowed, they can be deposited in the free cloak room. Camera fee - Rs 100.

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