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Mahabodhi Temple

Address: 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
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, Cultural
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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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Brussels, Belgium
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Difficult to describe with words, full of birds singing, several people from all over the world praying with all their faith, the beautiful body tree... Definitely one of the top moments of my trip to India.

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Taipei
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

As a Buddhist, this is absolutely the highlight of my pilgrimage to THE holy places. Even though there is an International chanting conference going on, monks and devotees from all over the world, especially Asia all chants in their own languages, it still quiets me down and gave me much inner strength!

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

The best place one can go when he/she is in Gaya. A large campus of peace and tranquility. The monks and their way of life is visible in the temple and gives you ample glimpse of buddhist way of life. Take out 3 -4 hours to visit the place completely. Dont rush through anything. The place grows on you slowly.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We happened to visit the temple during the International Chanting festival. The place is well organised and unlike other temples is neat, clean, orderly with no one harassing you for flowers, garlands or sweets. You are quietly served, free of cost, for keeping your shoe wear and mobiles, without any noise. Camera is allowed in for a certain fee but... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

One of the Most Important places of Buddhist circuit tour. Well Managed / maintained. INR 100 is charged for cameras, per day but photography is allowed. Mobile phones are not allowed, but there is a secure place to deposit the phones within the temple premises. This facility is provided free of charge. Its fully worth if a map of the... More 

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Southbury, Connecticut, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

It is the most religious place for Buddhists worldwide. We met with a senior Monk, whose name is Manoj. He was very helpful in showing us around the temple on a very busy evening, and honored us with temple scarfs and other gifts. It is a beautiful and holy place to visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Very good temple, Nice architecture....the Mahabodhi tree....hard to believe that a more than thousand year old. If you want to see Buddhism then must visit here

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

I visited on my anniversary on 22nd Nov 2014..Its an all together a different experience.. As an Hindu I have been to several famous temples but here it is just peace and tranquility.. its beyond words.. take a circle of the Mahabodhi tree and the main temple..A step closer to liberation for me.Carry a proper Camera along as mobiles are... More 

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Tirana, Albania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

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

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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