Bodhgaya

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Landmark, Monument, Statue, Architecture

The Great Buddha Statue is one of the largest statues of Gautam Buddha in India, sitting in the meditation pose. Inaugurated in 1989 by the 14th Dalai Lama, this 25-meter high statue took seven years to build with the help of 12,000 workers. It is owned by the Daijokyo Buddhist Temple. Open on all days of the week, this place receives a huge number of tourists coming from different parts of the world every day

Great Buddha Statue

Art And Culture, Religious Site, Temple, Landmark

Built in 1956, the Thai Monastery is the only Thai temple in India. It was commissioned by the Thailand Monarch, at the request of then prime minister of India, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. The exterior of the temple is captivating and effectively portrays the excellence of Thai architecture. Adorned by a gigantic carved bronze statue of Lord Buddha, the interiors are equally. Overall, the temple, with its serene atmosphere, makes for a wonderful visit.

Thai Monastery

Art And Culture, Museum, History Museum, Educational Site

Bodhgaya Multimedia Museum takes people back in time by 2500 years, to the time of Buddha. People get to witness the life and story of Buddha, and learn more about Buddhism. It is located right next to the Mahabodhi Temple and is divided into 4 sections. Each of the sections depicts details about Buddha’s life and deals with the geographical, and historical significance of Bodh Gaya. A trip to the city is not complete unless one visits this museum.

Bodhgaya Multimedia Museum

Religious Site, Temple

Indosan Nippon Japanese Temple is the only Japanese temple in India. Built in 1972 by the Japan Government, it was carved out of wood and looks like a Japanese shrine. It is an excellent example of Japanese architecture in the country, where monks teach Buddhist preaching to the temple visitors. The temple also has several Japanese paintings on display, depicting Lord Buddha’s life. It truly showcases the deep-rooted culture of the country and the religion.

Indosan Nippon Japanese Temple

Art And Culture, Religious Site, Educational Site, Architecture

Royal Bhutan Monastery was built by the King of Bhutan as a tribute to Gautam Buddha. It boasts of wonderful depictions of Lord Buddha’s life in clay carvings in the temple, and also has a rest house and a guesthouse, with 15 comfortable rooms. The monks here discuss the life and principles of Lord Buddha with the visitors every morning. Because of its brilliant Bhutanese architecture, it is believed to be one of the most beautiful monasteries of the country.

Royal Bhutan Monastery

Art And Culture, Religious Site, Temple, Architecture

Vietnamese Temple is a temple dedicated to Lord Buddha, built by the Vietnam Government. It is located behind the Kalchakra Maidan, set in a secluded corner. The Buddha statue looks very divine and thoughtful, with depictions all around it about his life. The temple itself is very well maintained, with a picturesque surrounding. Its Vietnamese architecture is what sets it apart from the other temples of the city. All in all, it should be visited by every religious person.

Vietnamese Temple

Art And Culture, Museum, History Museum, Archaeological Site

The Archaeological Society of India Museum is an archaeological museum founded in 1956. Several items of archaeological significance, like bronze and stone sculptures of Buddhist and Brahmanical faith, Zodiac signs on railings of Sunga age, etc are put on display here, depicting the rich history of India. The museum consists of two galleries, an open courtyard and two verandahs displaying items of antiquity. Open on all days but Fridays, this heritage museum is a must visit place in the city

Archaeological Society Of India Museum

Art And Culture, Religious Site, Educational Site, Historical Site

Cankamana is a holy spot near the Mahabodhi Temple. This is where Lord Buddha is said to have spent the third week of his meditation. He was training himself in the walking meditation here, also known as the Cankamana, from which the place gets its name. There are 15 elevated platforms with lotus flowers here, which mark the exact spots where he put his steps while walking. The spiritual feeling emanating from here makes it a must visit in the city.

Cankamana

Art And Culture, Religious Site, Trail

Animesh Lochana Chaitya Shrine is believed to be the place where the Buddha had spent the second week of his meditation for enlightenment, looking at the Bodhi Tree without batting an eye lid. Located within the Mahabodhi Temple complex, this small and calm temple is often used by visitors for deep meditation. Buddhist monks hold early morning sessions to teach about spirituality at this place every day. Overall, a trip to the holy city is incomplete without visiting this spiritual shrine.

Animesh Lochana Chaitya Shrine

Water Body, Statue, Lake

The Muchalinda Lake is located to the right of the Mahabodhi Temple. Legend has it that Lord Buddha achieved enlightenment after a seven-week-long mediation at this very lake. A statue of the Buddha meditating on a snake coil and protected by the hood of Muchalinda, the Snake King is placed at the center of the lake. Also known as the “Lotus Pond”, it is surrounded by lush greenery and has a very calm atmosphere around it.

Muchalinda Lake

Art And Culture, Cave, View Point, Cavern

Dungeshwari Hills is one of the major tourist attractions of the city. Located along the Falgu River, it contains a cave at the very top, which is surrounded by ancient stupas and shrines. According to legends, this is the cave where Lord Buddha stayed for six years before attaining enlightenment. A small trek to the top of the hills provides tourists a chance to take in the beauty of the surroundings, making it a memorable trip

Dungeshwari Hills

Religious Site

The Bodhi Tree is a large, old and sacred tree under which Gautama Buddha attained enlightenment. It is located in Mahabodhi Temple, in Bodhgaya, in the state of Bihar, India. The place was used as a shrine even during the lifetime of Lord Buddha. Bodhgaya is among the four most sacred pilgrimages of the Buddhists. The Mahabodhi Temple in Bodhgaya has been declared by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. The complex has the temple, Bodhi Tree and diamond throne which is known as Vajrasana. It is located 110 kilometres from Patna. Be a sampling of the original Bodhi tree.

Bodhi Tree (bodhgaya)

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