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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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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

Nothing like the vibes of Mahabodhi Temple's manifested energy! Just sit or meditation, will uplift of inner peace to a total whole new level. Further more, the overall sight and feel with transform your definition of happiness into a whole new paradigm!

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Bangalore, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Very nice temple. Calm and peaceful. You would be in different world. There is no wheel chair access. Camera will be charged Rs.100. Don't miss this temple.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

The Gateway Descending the stairs and proceeding towards the temple,we passes under a beautiful carved gateway making the entrance into the sacred precinct. Just beyond the gateway and to the left is a small temple call Buddhapada Temple. The temple with a portico, the pillars of which are delicately carved. Under the portico is a large round stone carved with... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Very nice and peaceful place to visit - really the birthplace of Buddhism. I woke early and went inside as soon as it opened at 0500 which was well worth it to avoid the heat and the tourists - to sit under the bohdi tree with just the sound of monks chanting was truly sublime. But beware!! There are "monks"... More

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Crawley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

This is a beautiful temple with much to see, we visited during the day, but went back again in the evening. Although much busier it was a wonderful site & well worth putting up with the crowds. On the down side I had my shoes stolen from the shoe rack, when I complained to security they were not interested so... More

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

It was really incredible to see such an important piece of religious history. The spiritual feeling was palpable and really beautiful. There were dozens of monks chanting and doing prostrations. It was pretty crowded the day we went, so we had to wait in line for a while to go inside. You have to pay a small fee to bring... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 via mobile

No words I have to review mahabodhi temple. It's a place for all religions. One can realy feel peace of mind in temple premise. All the holly area is excellent. Ora of budha give you peace in temple area.

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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Happened to be in Gaya visited this very important place of Buddhists religion, where Gautam Buddha attained enlightenment under the tree. Beside the Bodhi tree this ethnic architectural style Mahabodhi temple is built. UNESCO had declared this holy place as World Heritage site. Temple is attracting tourists all over the world. There are magnificent monasteries built by various countries near... More

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Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

The whole sanctuary is so clean and quiet, one feels the same enlightenment the great Buddha had during his stay under the bodhi tree. The place is so serene and green and one should visit the temple early morning to feel the vibration. Mobile phones are not allowed inside, but there are deposit lockers which are safe. One can see... More

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Bangalore, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

The place is clean and green. Mobile phones are not allowed inside, but there are free deposit lockers provided which are systematic and safe

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