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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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New Delhi, India
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Thanks Bihar for giving birth to a soul that cared for soul of others, for suffering of others, for peace of others. Buddha spent most of his life in Bihar, later kings exported his message internationally. Feel the air of Buddha's holy presence at this temple. See the famous tree which you have certainly seen in photos before. Visit the... More

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Patna, India
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43 reviews 43 reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

its simply best place to feel close to Lord Buddha ...amazing atmosphere!!!!! u can sit under famous bodhi tree.. IT's a Land of salvation and enlightenment...indeed it is... u will be relaxed and enjoy ur stay in Bodh gaya which is Just 100km from Patna max 3 hrs drive or half hour drive from Gaya railway station. a must visit... More

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Signal Hill, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

The Mahabodhi Temple is a must visit, especially if you are curious or interested in Buddhism or classical Indian culture. But give yourself 2-3 days to absorb the ambiance and experience the subtle nuances of history and spirituality that seeps out of the atmosphere and into your soul. First: Bring bottled water and socks. You cannot wear shoes/sandals into the... More

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Frankfurt, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Having always many tourists, monks and pilgrims on site, it is still very came and peaceful place. After going around, which will take no more than one hour, you may sit under the Bodhi Tree and spent some time enjoying the marvellous atmosphere. Stay until evening, to hear prayer singing from nearby Mosques mixed with Buddhist monks chanting...absolutely inspiring and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

When I go there , I feel Peaceful in my mind. I love to go there. If you are Buddhist, I recommend to go one time in your life time.

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Kochi (Cochin), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Very special peaceful place, great for meditation and reflection. Many Buddhist pilgrims from different countries. Opportunity to learn and think about the Buddha's life :)

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Freeport, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

The temple dates from the 5th–6th century but has been rebuilt many times throughout the centuries. The latest restoration was after an attack on July 7, 2013 when ten bombs exploded in the temple complex. This temple is visually stunning and can be seen for miles. It is always filled with the faithful and at any time the spirituality of... More

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New Patna, Bihar, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Mahabodhi Temple is a symbol of peace and an Very important place in Bihar Tourism!!!! Vast campus and peaceful and Beautiful campus!!!! Really awesome!!!!

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014 via mobile

Out of all the attractions in Bodhgaya this is the absolute must. I was so fortunate to be there during Buddhas birthday The place was packed. Go for early morning sunrise and for sunset. It's free to enter but mobile phones are prohibited. Buddhist denominations from all over the world congregate here and you can hear the mantras in all... More

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Bangalore, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

We have great devotion and respect to this place.Always after visiting this place we feel re charged after doing meditation near Bodhi tree.

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