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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: Religious Sites, Architectural Buildings
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... more » 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. « less
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Kathmandu, Nepal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

To feel the difference of one's entire life time, one should physically visit this place. No photos, no videos can give you any clue about the place. Should you put your all five senses at this place practically, you feel that unexplainable feeling or vibration. I have seen different nationalities, ethnic groups and religious groups visiting the place.. No restrictions,... More

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Kathmandu, null, Nepal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Everything about the great stupa is wonderful: the kora path, the gorgeous sstatuary, the gardens and most especially the Buddhist devotees from everywhere in the Buddhist world, from Sri Lanka to Korea and everywhere in between.

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Noida, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

The whole experience inside this temple is very serene and peaceful. Must visit. One can check few hotels nearby . A dharamshala by Birla is a budget stay option. Do carry a mosquito repellant.

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India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I visited the temple both in the night and early in the morning when the crowds were less. It is a wonderful experience.

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Kodaikanal, India
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Mahabodhi Temple is one of the highlights of the religious township of Bodh Gaya. The shrine is constructed around the original Bodhi Tree in the 7th century AD. The ancient temple was destroyed during the Muslim invasion in 11th century. The current structure restored in 1880 has been renovated several times in yesteryears. At present, the shrine is maintained by... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

This is the site where Buddah gained his enlightenment and is basically a mecca for Buddhist world wide. It has a lovely gardens, temple and meditation area (don't expect it to be quiet though) and a pond full of catfish. I went twice and recommend coming in the early morning if you'd like to join in the prayers or afternoon... More

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Bangalore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

The Mahabodhi Temple, the site of Buddha's enlightenment! The tree under which Buddha meditated to attain enlightenment is right here for all to see and imbibe it's aura. We recommend that a visitor should head straight for the Mahabodhi Temple when one reaches Bodh Gaya instead of getting embroiled in visits to numerous other temples which various countries have sponsored... More

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

The Mahabodhi Temple in Bodh Gaya, one of India's top spiritual destinations, is not just a temple that marks the spot where the Buddha was enlightened. This elaborately crafted and immaculately maintained complex has a very soothing and serene ambiance, which people from all walks of life can soak up and appreciate.

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Bangalore, India, Asia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

It's a very quiet place and the site dates back to Ashokan era, 3rd century BC. The importance of this place is well known, the place of enlightenment of Buddha. One should spend at least few hours at the temple and read the various engravings on the campus, sit around the Bodhi tree and try to picture how the tree... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

It was almost 2 years ago when I visited Mahabodhi Temple. During my month long trip to India, many places become nameless attraction to me. This sacred temple is a must visit if you are in Bodhi Gaya. Take a stroll around the beautiful temple ground. Pay your respect at the holy shrine. Retrace the footsteps of Lord Buddha. Sit... More

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