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Mahabodhi Temple

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Address: Bodhgaya, Bodh Gaya, India
Phone Number: 9199467609
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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 remember when i was there i could free my mind from all thoughts and just be calm and at peace. I have always dream't of going to the mahabodhi temple as i am a very passionate... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

I remember when i was there i could free my mind from all thoughts and just be calm and at peace. I have always dream't of going to the mahabodhi temple as i am a very passionate Buddhist.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

I was there for 6 days in Oct 2014. It was an amazing place, i spent from 6am to 7pm each day meditating with the monks and was even given some alms by a tourist.. If you just want a peaceful relaxing time just go and sit, watch the world pass by and smile knowing that for 2,000 years people... More 

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New Delhi, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Same story.... Crazy experience on the way there but once i was there, it was worth it... Just be away from locals for your own safety

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

The place is serene and peaceful. The architectural and historical relevance is very appeasing. But beware of the fake guides strolling in the temple campus. The one we hired had nothing interesting to tell except for what was anyway written on the marble stones placed at various points.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

The temple complex is rather massive. One can choose to sit under the many trees around the temple as well and enjoy the gentle breeze.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

A must see, really awesome temple and well worth the stay in Bodhgaya. Take you time to walk around and I suggest you go in the very late afternoon the light is beautiful.

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Patna, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Well maintained Buddhist Temple complex. Top of the temple is gold plated by Thai people. Impressive Buddha statue is present inside the temple.

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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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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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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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