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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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It's a very important and outstanding place to visit. Enetrance is free which makes it accessible for everyone. It's open the whole day.There is some security regulations, you... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

It's a very important and outstanding place to visit. Enetrance is free which makes it accessible for everyone. It's open the whole day.There is some security regulations, you could leave your smartphone and camera and recorder for free outside the gate which is completely safe, you sign and get the key of the locker. You could keep your shoes on... More 

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Mako
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Bodhgaya is one corner of my heart..Everyone have to visit once in a lifetime to feel the real soft energy around. Waiting for bodhi-leafs falling front of our legs..hear the chantings of monks...It was good idea to move the bazaar from the entrance area, so on the way to the Temple we can go freely to sit under Bodhi-tree and... More 

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

The Temple is beautiful..calm & peaceful atmosphere..it's clean.. u can spend time observing the Temple & its surroundings, The Mahabodhi Tree & the Holy lake that's full of fish! 1 can sit neaby the Temple & meditate too,if he/she so desires.

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Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Good and silent place. Clean and lush green. People collect leaves of the Bodhi tree. Camera are not allowed

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Rajpura, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

The Mahabodhi Temple "Great Awakening Temple", a World Heritage Site, is a Buddhist temple in Bodh Gaya, marking the location where Siddhartha Gautama, the Buddha, is said to have attained enlightenment. Mahabodhi is one of the earliest Buddhist temples built entirely in brick is still standing from the late Gupta period.

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Noida, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

I loved the visit. Felt proud of Bihar & India. The campus is serene and beautiful. Also a photographer's delight.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Nice and serene place. The structure is beautiful. You can sit under the shade and just get lost in thought. There is no entry fee. You are not allowed to take bags and mobile phones however there is a counter to deposit it. Cameras can be taken at a fees of Rs 100( fees as of July 2015)

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

One of the most peaceful place i have ever visited. The temple is situated where Lord Buddha was enlightened [Vazrasana]. U have to pass through security checking before entering the temple. Please don't bring mobiles as they are prohibited. The temple is very old originally built by empire Ashoka the great, but destroyed several times by Muslim attacks and later... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Do not miss to do a kora (circumambulation) around the temple and to seat for a while in front of the Bodhisattvas tree where Lord Buddha obtained enlightenment. It seems you enter in another dimension... Beautiful holy place while the city itself is very difficult ( polluted and extremely dirty)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

The sturcture is almost 100 feet high and Buddha idol inside is breathtaking.. Its best buddhist temple I have personally visited..

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Additional Information about Mahabodhi Temple

Address: Bodhgaya, Bodh Gaya, India
Location: Asia  >  India  >  Bihar  >  Bodh Gaya
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 5:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 5:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 am - 9:00 pm

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