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Mahabodhi Temple

Bodhgaya, Bodh Gaya, India
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Ranked #1 of 20 attractions in Bodh Gaya
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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New Delhi, India
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I liked bodhgaya too much due to cleanness & Peace. So many Monastries & temples of Gautam Buddha & Temples are very clean .

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Darjeeling, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 via mobile

I & my friends visited mahabodhi temple on 11th April no wonder people from around the world come to Gaya its is a place were you don't need to close your eyes and pray there is no way to describe what we have felt there near the banyan tree were lord Buddha spent times meditating never felt so peacefulness in... More

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Patna, India
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

This review is an expression of my sheer joy of visiting Mahabodhi Temple by night. Its open till 9 p.m. IST and affords a view unlike any other. the colourful lights and the mystical ambiance are beyond words. The number of devotees are limited during this hour and only the staunch meditate. All in all a great sight for mind,... More

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Fremont, California
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

You do have to go through security. The temple complex is big. You do see monks and devotees there. They all come from all over the world. I was there in February. It was still hot. I did spend time inside and outside walking. The Bodhi tree area does get crowded. I hired a local guide. It was worth it.... More

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Medford, Oregon
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

In spite of all the people, there is a very calm feel to the Mahabodhi Temple. Plan enough time so that you can walk around and take pictures and then have some time to relax, meditate, or pray. You needn't be a Buddhist to feel the energy of the complex. It only costs if you are bringing in a camera... More

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Tokyo, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

This is my visit to the temple. This is a very holy place. Many devotees from all over the world are there every day except the hot season. I was fortunate that a leaf from the bodhi tree dropped near me. Many devotees will to pay for it. Many people hang around to pick up any leaves dropped and sell... More

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

One needs to have at least 3-4 hours to visit the temple properly.....there is a lot of walking so be prepared.......use the photographers at the entrance they do a decent job in case you are not carrying a camera........carry food for the fishes inside (there are hawkers at the entrance that sell them) the kids enjoy feeding them......overall an amazing... More

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

the kinetic energy from thousands of people rotating clockwise around the Stupa is palpable and now the store holders have been moved away it can shine it all it's newly gilded ( thanks to the Thai king) glory

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california
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

Most excellent , take plenty of change. Bicycle rickshaws cost 20-30 ropes. Motor rickshaws 40 rupees.

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Mumbai
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

The complete temple complex is very large to view. It will take approx 2-3 hours to view the complete complex. The temples : Wonderful architecture The Bodhi Tree : Very peaceful and full of vibrations. Dont forget to take the fish food available outside. There is a huge lake inside where one can feed the Cat Fishes.

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