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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. Make Great Buddha Statue part of your personalized Bodh Gaya itinerary using our Bodh Gaya vacation trip planner.
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  • Absolutely worth seeing. Don't miss it.Amazing bronze statue and temple. Sometimes you can participate in the tea ceremony. You can also go inside the statue. 
  • Like so many before it - it is a big Buddha. Nothing special or peculiar, just a big stone statue. Like the other statues you see of Buddha in the surrounding countries this one looks like Buddha. If ...  more »
  • This is a great estatuade Buddha. The site in which it is located is not particularly attractive, since behind there are high-voltage power lines and other things. But, the statue is impressive, but the environment is not comparable to Majabodi. This site is worth a visit.
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