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Mahabodhi Temple

Bodhgaya, Bodh Gaya, India
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Ranked #1 of 20 Attractions in Bodh Gaya
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Architectural Buildings
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Bangalore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

The Mahabodhi Temple, the site of Buddha's enlightenment! The tree under which Buddha meditated to attain enlightenment is right here for all to see and imbibe it's aura. We recommend that a visitor should head straight for the Mahabodhi Temple when one reaches Bodh Gaya instead of getting embroiled in visits to numerous other temples which various countries have sponsored... More

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

The Mahabodhi Temple in Bodh Gaya, one of India's top spiritual destinations, is not just a temple that marks the spot where the Buddha was enlightened. This elaborately crafted and immaculately maintained complex has a very soothing and serene ambiance, which people from all walks of life can soak up and appreciate.

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Bangalore, India, Asia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

It's a very quiet place and the site dates back to Ashokan era, 3rd century BC. The importance of this place is well known, the place of enlightenment of Buddha. One should spend at least few hours at the temple and read the various engravings on the campus, sit around the Bodhi tree and try to picture how the tree... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

It was almost 2 years ago when I visited Mahabodhi Temple. During my month long trip to India, many places become nameless attraction to me. This sacred temple is a must visit if you are in Bodhi Gaya. Take a stroll around the beautiful temple ground. Pay your respect at the holy shrine. Retrace the footsteps of Lord Buddha. Sit... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

A gem of a place. Be it the sacred Bodhi tree or the old temple, the chants, bells, or the lightning - you gonna miss the place once you leave. Regarded as the world's heritage, this is a sacred temple of Lord Buddha and the Bodhi tree under which Lord Buddha attained salvation. Choose a good time around months of... More

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Thanks Bihar for giving birth to a soul that cared for soul of others, for suffering of others, for peace of others. Buddha spent most of his life in Bihar, later kings exported his message internationally. Feel the air of Buddha's holy presence at this temple. See the famous tree which you have certainly seen in photos before. Visit the... More

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Patna, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

its simply best place to feel close to Lord Buddha ...amazing atmosphere!!!!! u can sit under famous bodhi tree.. IT's a Land of salvation and enlightenment...indeed it is... u will be relaxed and enjoy ur stay in Bodh gaya which is Just 100km from Patna max 3 hrs drive or half hour drive from Gaya railway station. a must visit... More

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Signal Hill, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

The Mahabodhi Temple is a must visit, especially if you are curious or interested in Buddhism or classical Indian culture. But give yourself 2-3 days to absorb the ambiance and experience the subtle nuances of history and spirituality that seeps out of the atmosphere and into your soul. First: Bring bottled water and socks. You cannot wear shoes/sandals into the... More

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Frankfurt, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Having always many tourists, monks and pilgrims on site, it is still very came and peaceful place. After going around, which will take no more than one hour, you may sit under the Bodhi Tree and spent some time enjoying the marvellous atmosphere. Stay until evening, to hear prayer singing from nearby Mosques mixed with Buddhist monks chanting...absolutely inspiring and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

When I go there , I feel Peaceful in my mind. I love to go there. If you are Buddhist, I recommend to go one time in your life time.

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