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Bodhi Tree, Bodh Gaya

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Witness the offspring of the tree under which Lord Buddha attained enlightenment at Bodhi Tree. The sacred fig tree has been destroyed and replanted time and time again over the course of thousands of years, most recently in 1811. Relax and take in the serene and spiritual atmosphere, surrounded by meditating monks and devotees on pilgrimage. Keep in mind that you'll have to remove any footwear when approaching the tree, and that cell phones are not permitted. Arrange your visit to Bodhi Tree and discover more family-friendly attractions in Bodh Gaya using our Bodh Gaya trip maker .
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  • It is one of the best place for peace .Bodhi tree located in Bihar state,Gaya district. Everyone can get real peace here.  more »
  • Sit under the 4th Generation of the tree where the Buddha gained in light ment. Very meditative sit as long as you want. See various monks and tourists from various countries coming and visiting as we...  more »
  • The tree is too well protected from all sides, from possible damage by the enthusiastic pilgrims who would like to touch the tree. The fencing covered up the tree and view of the tree can only be seen...  more »
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  • It is one of the best place for peace .Bodhi tree located in Bihar state,Gaya district. Everyone can get real peace here.
  • Is very silence place where I spent my lots of time in meditation and is very beautiful place for me and I got so many inspiration
  • I have not been. But have a person who spent time there. Nothing wrong with him this the 5⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
  • Clean, meditation is possible. Gives me the vibe of a holy place for an atheist I am
  • The Bodhi Tree also known as Bo (from Sinhalese: Bo) and "peepal tree" (Devanagari: पीपल क पेड़) was a large and very old sacred fig tree located in Bodh Gaya, under which Siddhartha Gautama, the spiritual teacher who later became known as the Buddha, is said to have attained enlightenment (Bodhi). In religious iconography, the Bodhi Tree is recognizable by its heart-shaped leaves, which are usually prominently displayed. The term "Bodhi Tree" is also widely applied to currently existing trees, particularly the Sacred Fig (Ficus religiosa) growing at the Mahabodhi Temple in Bodh Gaya, which is often cited as a direct descendant from the original specimen planted in 288 BC. This tree is a frequent destination for pilgrims, being the most important of the four main Buddhist pilgrimage sites. Other holy Bodhi trees which have a great significance in the history of Buddhism are the Anandabodhi tree in Sravasti and the Bodhi tree in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka. Both are believed to have been propagated from the original Bodhi tree.

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Visitors to Bodh Gaya have a wealth of accommodation options to choose from, because of its dual status as a tourist attraction and a place of pilgrimage. Close to the main temple and park, a number of guesthouses provide comfortable rooms for good rates, as do different monasteries offering lodgings for a donation. Some more upmarket options, including hotels with fancy restaurants and themed rooms, tend to lie to the west, where the town opens up a little.
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