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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  • August 16, 2017
    This statue is a major attraction in Bodh Gaya to followers and non-followers of Buddhism alike. Due to its huge size (80 foot), people from different spheres come to see this place. Best time is morn...  more »
  • August 4, 2017
    Great place to visit. Just wonder why Govt. does not take care to develop it as tourist spot. A place of great religion.  more »
  • July 21, 2017
    when you enter the park with the comparatively small entry gate, nothing can prepare you for the grandeur that awaits you. it is breathtaking and awe-inspiring. and a must -see when in Bodh Gaya!  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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