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Address: Bodhgaya, Bodh Gaya, India
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Description: 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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A really spectacular place with so much to offer. The place is really clean and peaceful, and you can find people sitting around meditating and praying. One can have a good view... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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Hyderabad, India
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Hyderabad, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

A really spectacular place with so much to offer. The place is really clean and peaceful, and you can find people sitting around meditating and praying. One can have a good view of the place after the darshan which is very pious. Great place to spend a peaceful day.

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Navi Mumbai, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

The Mahabodhi temple and its surroundings mesmerise the visitor. Unfortunately, it gets so crowded that the serenity is lost. The long queue can be quite discouraging, especially in the summer. In spite of this, it is amazing to see devouts from all over the world, sitting with their prayer books and beads, totally oblivious to the noise around them. But,... More 

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Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

In case you are a Buddhist, you must visit the place. Even if you are not, this place is sure to bring peace in your life. It is the place where Gautam, the Prince, achieved enlightenment and thus became Buddha, the enlightened soul. There is something serene and auspicious about the place as people from all Buddhist nations come here... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

When you walk in, just the frontal view of the temple is good enough to make you feel humbled. Just recollecting that this was the place the gave Lord buddha to the world...and standing there was a serene experience for me. Walk around the temple and sit under the Mahabodhi tree turn around the corner to see the place where... More 

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Delhi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

overwhelmed with the architecture of the temple n was more when i saw the bodhi tree in the same complex. the tree has an outstanding glow , i sat there for 2 hours n i cant explain in words how i felt then. i will plan a visit again when there is not much rush there.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

This is a must see in Bodh Gaya but just be aware that the serenity of the place can be lost with the number of visitors, especially pushy locals trying to get where they want to go. If you can find a spot in the garden in the cool evenings it can be more magical than the busy day.

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Melbourne, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

I would have to say that my visit to this temple and the entire sanctuary surrounding it was the highlight of my 2 week trip to India. When I was here there were hundreds of Buddhists wearing their red robes and lots of chanting. I entered into the temple and saw the statue of Buddha touching the ground as he... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Best place for all to visit. Not only to see with your eye but also to feel with your mind. Many times there are more and more people around this place but you can touch calm with your heart.

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Los Angeles, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

serene and peaceful temple and tree; very busy and people are a bit pushy but completely worth the visit; meditated for a while and felt a buzz for while; you have to take your shoes off outside the temple and its an ordeal for some reason (took forever to get service); we sat under a tree outside the temple grounds... More 

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Hyderabad
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

This was my first day of Varanasi-Gaya package tour and thinking that from Varanasi airport it would not take more than 5 hours to travel a distance of 270km, I just planned an overnight stay. Although we reached Varanasi at 11-30 hours but due to heavy traffic on the Highway and unexpected tire punctures, we could reach BodhGaya by 7... More 

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