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Address: Bodhgaya, Bodh Gaya, India
Phone Number: +91 91994 67609
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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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Legendary place

Very calm place, you can spend here 2-3 hours here, must hire a guide to appreciate the history and meaning of every sculpture.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Ambala, India
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Ambala, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very calm place, you can spend here 2-3 hours here, must hire a guide to appreciate the history and meaning of every sculpture.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The holiest place on earth. The place of Enlightenment. The Buddha became Buddha here and share his knowledge of peace and happiness with the rest of the world. The awakening arose here.

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Navi Mumbai, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This one is world famous historical temple of Lord Buddha.. You will feel a different kind of peace at this place... not able to write... A must visit for all

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

World Heritage Site. Worth visiting twice, once after sunset for a very tranquil experience. A guide will be of help (Rs 200) to understand the 7 spots where Buddha spent one week each for his enlightenment. Mobiles not allowed, they can be deposited in the free cloak room. Camera fee - Rs 100.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A must visit place for everyone. Go there esrly in the morning and find a place to sit to absorb the calm and peace of this place. No wonder why lord Buddha selected this place (similar to his predecessors) to find enlightenment....

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First and foremost, the town of Bodh Gaya makes you forget you are in Bihar. It is clean, peaceful & well maintained. The temple premises do not allow photography and hence one can only carry back with serene memories and the enlightening experience. There are professional photographers with who you can get a click & print with the front view... More 

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Cape Panwa, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Mahabodhi Temple is one of the most peace inspiring places I have been fortunate to visit, to sit by the Bodhi Tree and meditate whilst being surrounded by chanting monks and laypersons from around the globe is truly wonderful.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I live in the San Francisco Bay Area, and as you can imagine, it's a long way to get to India, more so to Bodh Gaya. Also, in the interest of full disclosure, I'll say that I'm Hindu (though not a devout one), and not Buddhist. When I entered the Mahabodhi temple and just took in the aura of the... More 

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Diamond Harbour, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

We have entered Mahabodhi Temple in the evening. Beautiful chants have started there. We think we are in the heaven. This is the main and must visit place in Bodhgaya.

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

An ethereal experiencer sure. Do visit after 5:30 to avoid the harsh sun and enjoy the evening chants by the monks. Invest at least 2-3 hours and soak in the positivity of this marvellous place.

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