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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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  • Its huge, intimidating yet serene, peaceful and enlightening. Mahabodhi Temple, 80 feet Buddha and the other monastries : am experience of a lifetime. 
  • The Giant Buddha Statue is one of the prominent visited place in Bodhgaya. The statue is 25 m (80 ft) high with Buddha in meditation pose seated on a lotus. The foundation stone for the statue was pla...  more »
  • The "wow" starts as soon as you get to the gate. The day I went, the rains had (thankfully) stopped, so the azure sky provided a lovely backdrop to the statue. There's not much else to see there, but ...  more »