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Mahabodhi Temple

Address: Bodhgaya, Bodh Gaya, India
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Ranked #1 of 21 Attractions in Bodh Gaya
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: One of the most sacred places for Buddhists, the temple is an imposing example of early brick...
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Sun - Sat 5:00 am - 9:00 pm
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.

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Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW

In 3rd century the great Mauryan ruler king Ashok built a small shrine where Budhha had got enlightment. subsequent ruler left their mark on same and finally took place of this famous Mahabodhi Temple. Budhhist from all over world comes here to offer pray. Must visit once in life.

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Patna, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

I visited Mahabodhi Temple with my family in January and my experience was far better than expected. We hired a cab from the capital to badh gaya but we had to park our cab to one specific location at Bodh gaya from where we hired local Eco-friendly Tricycle (Rikshaw) that made us visit all the famous temples and other famous... More 

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siliguri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Loved everything.People praying,the guide who gave us brief history,the serene ambiance,the civility being exhibited by everybody

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Tampere, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

This was maybe the highlight of our India trip, I just loved the atmosphere and could linger on for ages!

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

I will rate it as world's best place to meditate...and to be in peace. You will be free from all worldly affairs..and just relax at this world heritage...I love to go again and again..!! Its the main Buddha Temple, and you don't have to pay anything to visit here. Be Blessed...!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Surprisingly no entrance fee for this World Heritage site. The security check is loose and tight time by time. Many people smuggle cellphones in to take photos. During special ceremony time, beautiful flowers and water bowls were laid out in certain patterns. It's a place for everyone to eadily approach inner peace.

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Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

the atmosphere was great! had a good experience. only, couldn't sit inside for some time. may be because it was crowded. feel blessed.

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Moksha Tree is awesome. Although the temple is very crowded however it is well kept. Great to see people from all over the world gather at this small town.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We visited this temple twice once in the morning and once in the evening, and the beauty is unparralled. Very organized and non chaotic temple. You may want to leave your mobile phones at the hotel else u would have to submit them before entering the temple. Also be careful with your footwear. There are chances it might get stolen.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

It is the most important Buliding in Bodhgaya. Historicial Place where Buddha got enlightenment. Go there and stay in peace.

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