Great Buddha Statue, Bodh Gaya

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Towering 25 m (82 ft) tall overhead, Great Buddha Statue took 12,000 masons seven years of labor to complete. Depicted in a state of deep meditation, the Buddha rises imposingly from the ground, surrounded by smaller statues and carefully planted trees. If you have any questions, the security guards speak multiple languages and will happily share information. Note that the prime time to take pictures is earlier in the day, since the statue becomes a backlit silhouette later on. Work out when and for how long to visit Great Buddha Statue and other Bodh Gaya attractions using our handy Bodh Gaya road trip planning tool .
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  • Nice big statue (80 ft) of buddha and clean campus. Morning is the best time for picture as the sun is on the opposite side. 10-15 min is enough to spend.  more »
  • its nice place to click best photo with 80 feet statue of grt Budhha along with his 10 most notable disciple, among which Rahul( Son of Budhha) is the one.  more »
  • The statue’s height is 80 feet and it is the most attractive spot in Bodh Gaya. Its a very good tourist spot for both Buddhist and non-Buddhist. People come from various places around the world here t...  more »

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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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