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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: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Cultural
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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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Tirana, Albania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

As a Buddhist, making the pilgrimage to the Mahabodhi Temple was one of the most important things I have done as a Buddhist. Besides it's deep spiritual significance, the site and also very historically relevant for India and will be interesting for non-Buddhist tourists as well. I would recommend hiring a guide on your first day to learn all you... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

Spent 3 days 2 nights at this most holy site of Buddhism, and returned with certain enlightenment spiritually and emotionally. The architecture of Mahabodhi Temple was nothing short of amazing. Towering with 55m of height, it can be easily seen from over 10km away. The mouldings on the spire contained delicately crafted Buddha images in niches, and they looked differently... More

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

The most imp place for buddhist people, mahabodhi temple. Built in a very large space, conating different zones of Gautam Buddha. Mobiles are not allowed but locker facility is available. there is a charge of rs.100 for camera.

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Hyderabad, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

This place is just a different world from surrounding. Filled with international tourist, sounds of budhist chants, a peace of mind of the followers produces a aura of its own. Sit in the place of meditation and spend your hours..you will feel energised. Only thing I dont like is the security arrangement who does a preferential treatment and though camera... More

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Ha Noi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

Great holy place for Buddhist. Quite a lot of people but peaceful and quite. Do not buy any thing in the gate of the Temple.

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Ambala Cantt, Haryana, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

the temple was clean and serene. immense historic value. and i would strongly recommend everyone to hire a guide they are available for as cheap as Rs 100/-. alone you would be lost.

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Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

historically important place and they have important places like 1st, 2nd week, etc of Buddha's enlightenment. Indian crowd makes it noisy

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

one of the best place to visit in the world, I've been there last year. historically this place is belongs to Gautama Buddha, attain enlightenment under the "Bodhi tree" which is still there inside the temple premises, one of the oldest tree in the world. you'll feel the ultimate spirituality. best for meditation, self actualization, yoga. this is not the... More

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

The temple complex is very clean. Inspite of the hordes of pilgrims and many many monks, there is a strong energy that permeates the place.

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Pune
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

If you are anywhere in Bihar, a visit to Bodh Gaya is a must if only to see the Mahabodhi Temple. This was the place where Siddhartha Gautam attained enlightenment. The place is considered holiest in the Buddhist world so you can always expect to see Japanese, Thai, Sri Lankan and Western Buddhists besides Indians. Footwear and mobiles are not... More

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