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Here are the top 26 tourist attractions to see in Bodh Gaya:

1. Mahabodhi Temple

Mahabodhi Temple

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The Mahabodhi Temple serves to be the main and most important attraction in Bodh Gaya. It was built in the 7th century, surrounding the Bodhi Tree that Buddha sat under whilst he attained enlightenment.

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2. Great Buddha Statue


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Great Buddha Statue

3.7

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Places To Visit in Bodh Gaya

This statue of Lord Buddha is the tallest in India and was instated by the XIV Dalai Lama in 1989. It is a meditating Buddha resting on a giant lotus, constructed using intricately carved sandstone and red granite.

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3. Tibetan Refugee Market


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Tibetan Refugee Market

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This market is paradise for shopping lover. It offers a large variety of winter-wears, handicrafts and souvenirs, etc.

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4. Bodhi Tree, Bodh Gaya


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Bodhi Tree, Bodh Gaya

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Bodhi Tree is the tree that Lord Buddha meditated under before he could attain enlightenment. The original Bodhi tree may have been destroyed by many Kings, but the direct descendants flourish even today standing tall at 80 feet.

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5. Thai Monastery


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Thai Monastery

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Well known for its curved roof covered with exquisite tiles of gold, the Thai Monastery houses a bronze statue of Buddha and another recently erected 25m high statue in the garden.

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6. Mahabodhi Temple Complex Book store


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Mahabodhi Temple Complex Book store

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This book store offers a wide range of collection of Buddhist books, books on Buddhist culture and history of Mahabodhi Temple.

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7. Muchalinda Lake

Muchalinda Lake

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A popular site at Bodh Gaya, the Muchalinda Lake is located next to the main temple. It is associated with a mythological tale stating that Lord Buddha was protected from the storm by Snake King Muchalinda.

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8. Royal Bhutan Monastery

Royal Bhutan Monastery

3.4

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Places To Visit in Bodh Gaya

The Royal Bhutan Monastery has been named so, as it was built by the King of Bhutan as a dedication to Lord Buddha. Clay carvings are seen on the interior walls of the monastery that depict different aspects of the Buddhist culture.

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9. Brahmayoni Temple

Brahmayoni Temple

3.3

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Places To Visit in Bodh Gaya

Devotees who wish to visit this temple must go through a grueling climb of 424 high stone steps to reach the top of the hill, atop which lies this temple.

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10. Cankamana

Cankamana

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Situated along the Bodhi Temple, Cankamana is a holy shrine featuring a carving of Lord Buddha's feet into the black stone lotuses.

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11. Chinese Temple

Chinese Temple

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Chinese Temple was constructed by Buddhist monks. It displays beautiful Chinese artwork with a statue of Lord Buddha within the sanctum.

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12. Indosan Nippon Japanese Temple

Indosan Nippon Japanese Temple

3.4

1 kms
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12 out of 26
Places To Visit in Bodh Gaya

An outstanding example of Buddhist culture and Japanese architecture, this temple was built in 1972 with the help of International Buddhist communities.

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13. Vishnupad Temple, Gaya

Vishnupad Temple, Gaya

3.3

9 kms
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13 out of 26
Places To Visit in Bodh Gaya

As the name suggests, this temple was built as a dedication to Lord Vishnu and features a 40 cm long footprint of Lord Vishnu that is enclosed by a basin made of silver plates.

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14. Vietnamese Temple

Vietnamese Temple

3.3

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Places To Visit in Bodh Gaya

Vietnamese Temple is the most recently constructed shrine in the area and features a serene looking statue of Buddha which exudes a calming aura and appears to be smiling.

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15. Kundan Bazaar

Kundan Bazaar

3.3

2 kms
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15 out of 26
Places To Visit in Bodh Gaya

Kundan Bazaar is an ideal place for those looking for souvenirs to back home, books and other handicrafts of the region.

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16. Jama Masjid, Bodh Gaya

Jama Masjid, Bodh Gaya

3.3

12 kms
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Places To Visit in Bodh Gaya

Jama Masjid is the largest mosque in the state of Bihar and dates back to around 200 years. It was built by the royal family of Muzaffarpur. The shrine is well known for its festival Shabina when the prayers are offered on the 27th night of Ramadan.

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17. Dungeshwari Hills

Dungeshwari Hills

7 kms
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Places To Visit in Bodh Gaya

Dungeshwari Hills is where Lord Buddha spent a few years before travelling to Bodh Gaya in search of enlightenment. The hills are mostly known for the caves that Gautam Buddha used for shelter and meditation. The Stupas/ Buddhist shrines exist even today amidst the beautiful natural surroundings. Th...

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18. Root Institute for Wisdom Culture

Root Institute for Wisdom Culture

2 kms
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Places To Visit in Bodh Gaya

Root Institute for Wisdom Culture is a Buddhist Centre that educates and promotes wisdom culture through programmes and social service. It functions as per the Tibetan tradition and is often considered as a spiritual retreat that offers a tranquil atmosphere to study and practise the culture in its ...

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19. Burmese Vihara Monastery

Burmese Vihara Monastery

1 kms
from city center

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Places To Visit in Bodh Gaya

Burmese Vihara Monastery is a spiritual retreat for those who wish to take a break from their stressful lifestyle. Located amidst beautiful gardens, the tranquil monastery was built according to traditional Burmese architecture and houses a Buddha Meditation Hall, a library with a large collection o...

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20. Sujatha Temple

Sujatha Temple

2 kms
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Places To Visit in Bodh Gaya

Sujatha Temple is dedicated to a humble tribal woman named Sujatha who offered pudding to Gautam Buddha. It is said that the pudding was the first meal Gautam Buddha had consumed after years of starvation ever since he renounced the materialistic life including food to attain enlightenment. The temp...

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21. Archaeological Society of India Museum

Archaeological Society of India Museum

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Places To Visit in Bodh Gaya

Archaeological Society of India Museum was established to display ancient articles belonging to the Brahmanical and Buddhist belief, mostly related to Pala period. Exhibits of splendid stone and bronze statues and sculptures, panels, rods, plaques, pillars, railings, etc are found in the galleries, ...

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22. Sujata Kuti

Sujata Kuti

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Places To Visit in Bodh Gaya

Sujata Kuti is a stupa built in the honour of a tribal woman named Sujata who saved Gautam Buddhaês life by offering him rice pudding after he had starved himself for years in the process of attaining Nirvana and renouncing every luxury he had including food. Sujata Kuti, is thus, considered religio...

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23. Bodhgaya Multimedia Museum

Bodhgaya Multimedia Museum

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Places To Visit in Bodh Gaya

Bodhgaya Multimedia Museum was established to provide a glimpse into the historical life of Gautam Buddha in the most interesting way possible. The museum covers his journey right from his childhood till he attained Nirvana. It also includes content on his teachings and all of this is presented in t...

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24. Ajapala Nigrodha Tree

Ajapala Nigrodha Tree

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Places To Visit in Bodh Gaya

Once considered a heritage tree, Ajapala Nigrodha Tree, which no longer exists, is but the sacred location where Gautam Buddha completed his fifth week of meditation after attaining enlightenment and held a discourse to address and answer the queries locals had about religion, humanity and equality....

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25. Daijokyo Buddhist Temple

Daijokyo Buddhist Temple

1 kms
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Places To Visit in Bodh Gaya

Daijokyo Buddhist Temple is a tranquil respite for those seeking one amidst beautiful surroundings. The most prominent feature of the temple is the 64 foot tall Great Buddha Statue made of sandstone and granite. It draws visitors in large numbers. The temple also houses a grand meditation hall where...

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26. Animesh Lochana Chaitanya Shrine

Animesh Lochana Chaitanya Shrine

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Places To Visit in Bodh Gaya

Animesh Lochan Chaitya Shrine is where Lord Buddha spent his second week of meditation after attaining Nirvana. It is believed that his meditation involved gazing at the Bodhi Tree continuously without blinking. The place, therefore, was named Animesh Lochan which means –Open Eyes” and is considered...

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