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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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A place that pulsates with spiritual energy - breathtaking!

This most holy of Buddhist shrines makes the exact spot where Lord Buddha became enlightened as he sat in meditation under the Bodhi tree. Pilgrims come from all over the world to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
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Ararat, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

This most holy of Buddhist shrines makes the exact spot where Lord Buddha became enlightened as he sat in meditation under the Bodhi tree. Pilgrims come from all over the world to pay respects and to make offerings. Chanting in many languages, devotional drumming, loudspeakers accompanying groups of pilgrims and the sounds of hundreds of birds fills the air in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

tears did flow...need one say more? such a wonderful experience...Sarnath pales in comparison, though is loved also...

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Hyderabad, India
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

the place is easily accessible from Patna and now functional Gaya airports.as for the place I should not write anything except that it is one of the best managed temples in India.

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Noida, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

The place is amazing with its serenity and calmness. A place with two things really difficult to find in India

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

A tranquilizing place of worship important for the Buddhists as the Bodhi tree under which Bodhisatva attained enlightenment. The authorities have recently taken good care of the cleanliness and orderliness of the premises and also dealt with the street vendors who used to be within close proximity to the Maha Bodhi temple. A peaceful place that can be recommended to... More 

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Bodh Gaya Temple is a great place to visit. Though I was traveling Gaya on a business trip, I could take out time to visit Bodh Gaya Temple. It is very nice and well maintained. The temple ambience is good. Only one discrimination was observed in the temple complex. While the Indian citizens are asked to deposit their mobile phones... More 

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Bhubaneswar, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

This is a beautiful place. Due to crowd, you may feel little chaotic. But still you can find peace there.

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Gurgaon, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

It's a amazing temple and if you are religious , the will enjoy it even more. A must place to visit to experience Buddhism.

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Surat, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

the place being so much crowded by the visitors and various disciples of various countries but still you'll never find chaos or noise in temple area... its such well maintained by the authorities.. n its indeed quite place though temple... best time to visit temple is i guess before /after sunset... in winter... since you can enjoy decoration + lightings... More 

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Los Angeles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

The goal of the Bhuddist to come here to see the Bodhi tree's temple. So much prayer and devotion! So many devotees gather. Such sweetness and grandeur. So nice open all day. A privilege to be able to be on this world heritage site.

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