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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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Melbourne, Florida
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55 reviews 55 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

What an amazing sight especially for buddhists. I had the great fortune of being here with Lama Zopa Rinpoche and it was an experience I will cherish forever.

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Trivandrum
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Budha is known as light of Asia. Mahabodhi temple complex is pilgrim center of Budha devotees. It is in Gaya District of Bihar State. Fantastic peaceful atmosphere and nice architectural here. I am very delighted both physically and spiritually while visiting here.

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Kirchheim bei Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

liked everything about this sacred place. crowded yet very quiet and relaxing. meditation park under the temple area

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Bodhgaya
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Visiting the temple for last 20 years in my own memory. It's always been a soothing & healing effect of the aura on my soul! Ever time one visits the temple It's a feeling like never before! Meditating under the Bodhi tree one feels like meeting the Bodhisattva in person traveling back in time! The temple itself is a world... More 

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Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

There is something about being close to the roots of your religion. Rather than the things that people are believe, it was fantastic to see so many believers, each in their own many of worship.

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ahmedabad
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

I will recommend to visit early hours ! The atmosphere & surroundings are very spiritual & give great positive energy ! Take a guide to know the history & details of the temple.

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